The Spanish league ended with Real Madrid champion, Barcelona crying and Athletic becoming stronger, however few speak of the revelation that this strange coronavirus league had with two Venezuelans occupying an important place in 11.
Granada has been the great revelation of The League by finishing in a seventh place that gives them a ticket to play in Europe next season. It is the first time in its 89-year history and one of its secrets has been the union of the entire team.
The word family is the most used by the players and coaching staff at each press conference to describe the team. The red white players, who have felt part of a brotherhood, as reflected by a lively group of ‘WhatsApp’ and uncountable games of Call of Duty during confinement.
Even though Diego Martínez tries to divert the merit towards the group, his figure permeates every achievement of this Granada. The Galician coach has been the architect of an author team, and even being the youngest coach in the category, the Vigo player has managed to forge a winning team. In his 80 games at front of the Andalusians in the League, Diego Martínez has garnered 38 wins, 21 draws and 21 defeats, with 104 goals for 73 goals received.
To make Granada’s feat even greater, remember they started the campaign with a budget of 37 million, the third lowest in the category, only above Valladolid and Mallorca, remaining light years ahead of Villarreal’s 113 or 85 of Real Society, teammates next season in the Europa League.
The Granada season will be recorded forever. 56 points, 16 victories, historical numbers that do not go so far as to define what has been achieved by a team that is already eternal and that wants to continue writing in golden letters a path that seems exciting.