‘Granada didn’t have the intensity’

Granada Coach Jose Gonzalez blamed a lack of ‘intensity’ for the 2-1 defeat to Celta Vigo that leaves the team’s La Liga future in the balance.

El Grana are fourth-bottom of the table with three games to go, a point from the bottom three, after losing at Balaidos, and Gonzalez lamented a game that started badly and didn’t improve.

“We weren’t good, it wasn’t for lack of attitude but we didn’t start well and didn’t have the intensity I wanted,” he told reporters, according to AS.

“We had a lot of expectations. In the second half we were a lot more intense, we thought more about defending. We didn’t look like a team that’s playing for what we’re playing for.

“Finger-pointing gets us nowhere. We don’t care who our rivals play, we’ll play for more than them.”

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