‘Granada can’t be complacent’

Granada boss Jose Ramon Sandoval insisted “it would be a mistake to think we’re now safe” following Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Cordoba in La Liga.

The Andalucians boosted their survival hopes and moved level on points with 17th-placed Eibar after goals from Diego Mainz and Youssef El-Arabi fired them to a second straight win, thus preserving the Coach’s 100 percent record at the helm.

“We’ve only taken a step forward. It’d be a mistake to think we’re now safe,” he said after the game.

“There was a lot of clarity to our play and we won by a landslide. [Cordoba’s] goalkeeper [Juan Carlos] was the man of the match, but it was difficult [playing in such high temperatures].

“We could’ve scored before we did, but we continued to work with faith and they were pegged back by the red card.

“With our second goal and the second red, the match was over. In the end, it was best to keep possession so we avoided any cards of or own or injuries.

“Blood is circulating through the patient again, but we can’t be too confident. We must continue with our feet on the ground.

“I took this job because I believed in this squad and these players and that they were capable of fighting for survival.”

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