‘Granada not down and out’

Jose Ramon Sandoval has insisted that Granada are not yet down and out ahead of Sunday’s trip to Getafe in La Liga.

The former Rayo Vallecano and Sporting Gijon boss replaced Abel Resino in the Andalucians’ hotseat earlier in the week, and he maintains he would not have taken on the job if he did not think the side could stage the great escape.

“We can save ourselves, but for that we must be brave and go for the three points at Getafe,” he said at a Press conference.

“The match is fundamental and we’ll put our rivals in doubt if we win. People think that Granada are dead, but we’re not.

“Getafe have become more effective since their coaching change [Pablo Franco replacing Quique Sanchez Flores] and left their struggles with youth products. It’s a game that suits them, but not because of their opponents’ weaknesses.

“If you think about what your opponents do, you’re going to be in trouble. We should only think about what we do and be courageous," he sentenced.

Granada head into Week 34 five points adrift in 19th place with four matches remaining, while their cause is not helped by the fact that they have the League’s worst goal difference of -41.

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