Super Eagles’ midfielder, Ramon Azeez believes Granada’s chance of picking Europa tickets is still within the reach despite losing 1-2 to Real Madrid on Monday night.
Granada are 10th on the log with 59 points from 36 matches and would need to win their last two matches to stand a chance of snatching Europa tickets. But the former Lugo maintained that all hope is not lost with two matches left.
Granada sought to press their opponents high up the pitch, but their central midfielders Ramón Azeez and Yangel Herrera were consistently overloaded and therefore overrun, regardless of whether they applied their press from their 5-2-3 or when they retreated into a 5-4-1 mid-block.
“Great job last night from the team but unfortunately we could not get anything out of it. We will fight till the end,” Ramon wrote on his Facebook account.
Real Madrid moved to within one victory of winning La Liga after victory at Granada. Goals from Frenchmen Ferland Mendy and Karim Benzema, before Darwin Machís’ second-half finish, secured all three points for their French manager Zinedine Zidane, leaving them four clear of their rivals Barcelona with only two remaining league fixtures.
Granada was in the Spanish Segunda division last season when Ramon Azeez was signed up from Lugo in a three-and-a-half-year deal.
The 26-year-old started his European career with Almeria joining the youth set-up in 2011 before earning promotion to the first-team a year later.
The midfielder made 71 league appearances for the Almeriensistas before departing in 2017 to team up with Lugo as a free agent.