Setien: We didn’t take our chances

Las Palmas coach Quique Setien admitted his side struggled to break down Granada's defence in their 1-0 La Liga loss on Monday night.

On-loan Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira scored the only goal of the game after 17 minutes at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes for an important three points that moved the struggling club three points clear of Osasuna at the bottom of the standings.

Las Palmas, meanwhile, ended the evening in 11th with 28 points on a night when they guilty of wasting a number of goal-scoring chances, including one highly-publicised effort from loan signing Jese Rodriguez.

After the game, Setien told the club's official website: "The only problem, if we could call it that, is that we didn’t make the most of a match in which we were on top throughout."

He added: "I am happy with the work the team put in, but it was not an easy match. It was hard work breaking down such a defensive team, who broke up the flow of play with their continual fouls.

"We have lots of shots on goal and have been unlucky, and they scored with their only chance on goal, and that was enough for them to win the match."

Rodriguez made his debut for the club, as a 67th minute substitute for Vicente Gomez, following his switch from Paris Saint-Germain, and despite the player's miss, Setien said he was happy with the Spaniard's performance.

"I was really pleased with Jese, but we have got to let him settle in because he has only just got here. I am sure that the chances he missed today will count as goals in future games."

The player himself added: "I'm happy with the debut, but not with the loss and the missed opportunities."

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