Alcaraz: ‘Levante a step closer’

Levante boss Lucas Alcaraz said his team was one step closer to top-flight safety following the 1-0 win over bottom club Cordoba.

A David Barral goal just before half-time was all that separated the teams and Alcaraz admitted it had been a relief to take all three points.

“Playing at the bottom is very difficult because so much is at stake,” he told reporters post-match.

“We came through February with the expectations not so good but now we are a step closer to safety, although we only need to think about the next match and not relax despite it being a relief.

“In the last 25 years I’ve had 25 dressing rooms and none of them has had the quality these players possess as human beings.

“The secret is that those that are not playing get behind those that are and just think about the game and nothing else.

“Ever since we played Valencia we’ve known there were seven games left and there was a mini-League to be contested between six or seven sides.

“Our aim was not to focus on how many points we could take but to climb the table,” he maintained.

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