The four lives of Aitor Karanka

Las cuatro vidas de Aitor Karanka


In a recent interview granted to AS, Aitor Karanka avoided classifying Granada’s remaining games as finals in order to cling to the burning nail of permanence first. This was what he said. “I don’t like the finals. Finals are won or lost and there is no going back. Winning or losing against Celta we have, not four finals but four more lives”.

The point rescued by Darwin Machís against Celta, apparently insufficient, gains value after Mallorca’s defeat at the Camp Nou. This gives the qualification of next Saturday’s game in Son Moix against Mallorca as ‘dramatic’. Whoever wins will escape from the last three places and whoever loses…let him pray what he knows.

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Los Carmenes, a nightmare

Granada has not won at home since 12-22-2021 (2-1 against Atlético). These eight games without knowing the victory exceed the seven of the 2016-17 season, that of the famous and absurd ‘scholarship’ of Tony Adams as disastrous coach. Of the current eight games, Granada has tied four and lost another four while on that occasion there were seven defeats.

Darwin Machís, the supersonic

Every time the Venezuelan comes out, things happen. Runs, defensive work, dribbles and crosses to the area. One of them ended with the equalizing goal that rescued a point that could be golden or insufficient depending on the events. This was what the red wine said. “We are lacking in putting it in, because we generated chances. We have to keep working to get them in. There are four finals left and we don’t have to lower our arms. This point is very valuable to us. There is a lot left and we are going to work to get this forward. May our fans be with us.” Machís contract ends in 2023. When this League ends there will be a lot of talk about him”.

Sergio Barcia during the match against Celta.

Luis Maximiano, the fencer

With an Olocip value of 7,523,210 euros, the Portuguese is the goalkeeper who stops the most in the First Division. He has made 111 interventions in his 2,777 minutes played. Against Celta he made five saves, some of them very important to the boisterous Iago Aspas.

Sergio Barcia’s nightmare. The Granada youth squad, born in Vigo, had to deal with it on the day of his debut this season (last year he played the famous COVID match against Real Sociedad in Anoeta) with none other than Iago Aspas, who in many phases of the match It went by like an airplane. The centre-back showed good manners and could be an interesting player in the future.

whistles to the board

As usually happens when there is a sports crisis, the fans explode and point to the board as guilty of the situation. Taking into account that President Rentao Yi has not yet set foot in the city since he took office on September 15, 2020, the anger of the respectable falls physically on the general director, Patricia Rodríguez or the counselor, Sophia Yang, with command in square. It is what it has to be the visible face of a president as absent as unknown.

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