LPermanence slipped through the fingers of the Grenadebut taking the reins of the team in Second does not intimidate Aitor Karankawho has decided to continue leading the rojiblanco team, driven by the new project as he explained in the club’s media: “Very happy, it’s something we experienced last season. We noticed that affection from the people from the first moment and We noticed it at the end, the human quality that we found from the first day at the club has been one of the important reasons why we have decided to return, because of that affection and that illusion that surrounds the club and the fans”.
It didn’t take long for the coach from Vitoria to accept the Andalusian club’s proposal after speaking with Nico Rodriguez Y Alfred Loved: “We speak the same language which is football, it seems silly, but from the first conversation we speak the same language. The key word in all this is illusion, from the first moment we get together there are synergies and communication that seems to connect us. We’ve known each other for much longer because all three of us want the same thing and we know what we want.
“We know how complicated this Second is”
Karanka thinks they are putting on the bases to build a solid and ambitious project: “Illusion is the word, we are in a world like football in which we know that even by doing things very well it is very difficult to achieve the objectives, but it is always easier to achieve those objectives when they do things well as I think they are beginning to do this year”.
The objective Of course, it is to return to the highest category, but Karanka already warns about the difficulty: “We know what we are, we know how complicated this Second Division is, there are many examples, there were teams that it seemed that in September they were not going to fight for anything and now they are in First, and others who seemed to be in First have not gone up. The word is illusion and also work, if you do not work no matter how much you do things well, they will not come out. You have to transmit that illusion and that desire to that the fans that fill Los Crmenes see their team win almost every game”.
“Not because we come from the First Division we are going to win the games”
Granada will have to rub shoulders with rivals very demanding and you will have to be prepared: “There are many historical teams, they have even been playing European competitions, that competitiveness in the end makes you get the best of yourself, it is the important thing, that we know that each game is going to be important and complicated. No by the fact of coming from the First Division or thinking that we are the players or coaching staff of the First Division we are going to win the games, we are in the Second Division and we have to know that each game is going to be complicated, there are many teams with the same objective and that we are going to have to fight very hard from the beginning”.
The preseason is already on the horizon and Karanka only thinks about putting on his work overalls and starting to carve out a competitive team: “It would be perfect if we got to the first League game with all the concepts and physically how we want to be, but the League is very long, It is important to start well but also to finish well, you have to have a lot of knowledge of the players, the squad and the competition to take the right steps.The important thing is that in bad times the team, with that union that it has always shown and the tactical and physical concepts, the team can fight. A lot of enthusiasm, a lot of desire, we know where we are, we know what we want and now we have to work, which is the important thing”.