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Granada coach Diego Martinez proud to reach Europa League quarterfinals

Granada coach Diego Martinez is full of pride reaching the Europa League quarterfinals.

Defeat at Molde on Thursday night still saw Granada reach the final eight 3-2 on aggregate.

"I have to congratulate all of my players for reaching a historical achievement for a team such as ourselves. Our mentality was the key. Molde were very strong opponents. It's always difficult when you don't score early on; you suffer," said Martinez.

"It's incredible to have made the quarter-finals. We've had great matches, and matches in which we've suffered, but our team is full of players with character."

Granada striker Roberto Soldado also remarked: "Molde were strong on the counterattack; they had players arriving in numbers. We've got a great goalkeeper in Rui [Silva], who made some great saves, but that's his job. The quarter-finals will be tough, as the teams there possess real quality."


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