Diego Martinez will face Unai Emery, with whom he agreed at Sevilla: “I am very grateful for the confidence he gave me. We did not know each other before and since he arrived we have cultivated a friendship that was created in the trenches, and that is not easy. We have lived very beautiful moments, you can only have positive words and thanks. Few coaches love football like him.

“Few points separate Granada and Villarreal, but Diego Martínez wanted to be clear: “We fight for goals that are very different from Villarreal. They are one of the best teams in the League. Emery has enhanced their virtues, they play football very well, and those Weaknesses that the team could have has improved them to make Villarreal a very competitive team in all facets of the game. We are going to face a capitalized team.

We will have to make zero mistake

A rival who will put the red-and-white solidity to the test. He is going to demand the best of us, but we are going with enthusiasm, personality, and the confidence of having reached this point with 27 points. We will have to make zero mistakes, be right, effective and be a team that competes for every action with maximum concentration because we are facing one of the best teams in the League.

Granada, in case of scoring, can surpass the best mark of the team in a first-round: We try to compete to the maximum every game. If we manage to beat any historical record, then phenomenal because it is good for the club’s history, but what moves us is the present and trying to give the best of ourselves. We are very much alive in all three competitions and above expectations at the beginning of the season. We need internal competition. The winter market faces its final stretch and Diego Martínez awaits the arrival of reinforcements.

 We need internal competition and relieve some players who have had to play a lot from minutes of competition.

We must give the team freshness in the face of such a density of matches. Sports management is working hard to bring players who can help us and we would like to have them as soon as possible because the team needs it. While the incorporations arrive, the infirmary has been emptied, although not completely. We do not know if Quini and Víctor Díaz will be able to be, I would be happy if at least one could travel. Gonalons has a small break and has more time has confirmed the Galician.