NEWS
Thursday November 22 2012
JIM overjoyed with qualification

Levante boss Juan Ignacio Martinez has admitted that he is overjoyed following his side's historic Europa League qualification.

The Granotes beat Helsingborgs 3-1 in Sweden to secure their safe passage from Group L, and the 48-year-old has conceded that he is delighted to go through.

“It is a tremendous joy,” he told a Press conference. “All the players are delighted. It seemed like a simple game, but we went ahead early on, and that made everything easier.

“It was a good match from our point of view because we had a commitment to make history. At 2-0, we certainly controlled the match, but they had their chances.

“I will not take any credit away from my team because they played a perfect game.”

Football Italia website