“Athletic is very competitive team”
Granero said that Espanyol enjoyed winning the match against Levante last night
Esteban Granero was one of the most outstanding players against Levante . The midfielder said that the team enjoyed the victory a lot. “We enjoyed the victory, because we like the Cup and we were excited about this tournament. It was a difficult match because we had to score two goals but this Sunday we have another match and we have to focus on it. We can’t celebrate much this victory”.
“It is a very competitive result. They have very good players, with a lot of potential. It is a very solid team. They didn’t start very well the season but they have grown during the season. They will put us a lot of trouble, but we play at Cornella and our crowd will support us because the match is on Sunday. We prepare the match with all the intensity”, he said.
About the rumours about Quique’s future he said that “all is normal. We keep training. We have heard the rumours but it is normal. The perception is of normality inside the dressing room and during practice. The routine has not changed "
Midfielder Esteban Granero has declared that "we have possibilities and it is a magnificent possibility for us. We play against a very good team, they are in great shape, but it is a derby. We will do our best to pass and we will try to make our fans enjoy that, surely, many of them wanted to play this game". Also, Granero said that "the eight teams have proven to be competitive and any opponent would have been difficult. Barcelona is very complicated, but we have the conviction that we can pass. It is a rival that especially motivates us and is a great opportunity". Finally, he pointed out that they are "special matches for the city, supporters and we are aware of this reality. We know that they will be matches of high intensity and we are prepared to face them in the best way".