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Alcaraz: The team has done everything they could to win

by Heath Chesters | Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Granada manager Lucas Alcaraz couldn’t fault the effort from his team, after they suffered a disappointing 0-1 defeat, with Valencia scoring in the final play of the game.

Lucas AlcarazIn his post match press conference, Granada manager Lucas Alcaraz was utterly disappointed with the outcome of the game against Valencia, after what he believed had been one of his team’s best home performances so far.

“It’s been the best games the team has had at home, insofar as developing play and getting forward, you can’t help adding a ‘but’… We conceded a goal with added time already exceeded and all the match reports will centre on that, but in reality, we should have had the game won by the interval. We’ve had the ball fourteen or fifteen times around their area.”

Just as Alcaraz had been concerned about, tiredness became an issue as Valencia rallied in the final five minutes, plus added time. The Granada coach also feels his team have deserved much more from each of their three home games, which have all ended in 1-0 defeats, against Real Madrid, Espanyol and now, Valencia.

“We became tired towards the end. I was happy with almost everything I saw from my team. They’ve done everything we called for the players to do. Of the last three home games, we should now have had at least three draws as a minimum. We can’t find any explanation, because we’ve had a great game today.”

Ultimately, Alcaraz has faith that with the level of effort shown and perhaps with a little more fortune in their favour, his team will begin to win more games.

“We’ve had a great game and this is how we must keep going. If we carry on this way, I see no reason why we can’t win many games, because the team has done everything they could to win tonight.”



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