‘Granada fans must be 12th man’

Jose Ramon Sandoval has urged Granada fans to be “the 12th man” when the side play host to already-relegated Cordoba on Saturday.

The former Rayo Vallecano Coach kick-started the Andalucians’ survival hopes with a 2-1 win at Getafe in his first match at the helm, and he is hoping for another three points in front of a capacity crowd at Nuevo Los Carmines.

“We have to be much better than we were against Getafe,” he said at a Press conference.

“From the first minute, we have to make Cordoba aware of who are playing for the points.

“Cordoba will come into this match with a carefree attitude because they won’t be afraid of losing.

“Their players may step up and that can hurt us, so we must carry the weight of the match and not allow Cordoba to put pressure on us.

“We have to improve defensively because [Cordoba] will be a very attack-minded team.

“The fans must be the 12th man and the players must show themselves to be risking their lives on the pitch.

“Granada will be the team who propose to win, but playing with such effort won’t be easy at four in the afternoon.

“We must also praise our fans because it’s not easy for them to forgive us [after the season we’ve had.

“I hope we can reward them for all [the support] they’ve given us throughout the year.”

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