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Roura focused on Granada clash ahead of testing schedule

Despite their upcoming fixture in the Champions League and a double-header with los Blancos, the stand-in boss says his men are only concentrating on their next league match

Barcelona caretaker coach Jordi Roura insists his side are "fully focused" on their clash with Granada.

The Catalans face el Grana on Saturday ahead of a busy schedule which will see them take on Real Madrid twice, AC Milan, Deportivo and Sevilla in just 14 days.

However, Roura remains adamant that Barca are only concentrating on their next league match against Granada, while also suggesting that he will not be resting anyone ahead of their trip to San Siro.

“We are fully focused on Granada because the league is a basic target for us," he said at a press conference.

"A positive result is always an important step forward. We are in comfortable position in the league but that should be no excuse for any kind of relaxation.

“We have a lot of options as far as putting a team together is concerned. We’re not playing Milan until Wednesday, which gives us plenty of time to recover.

"We’re into the nice part of the season when in a few days there are lots of things at stake. In terms of fitness and morale this is a good moment for us."

Barca have failed to win on their last two away outings and Roura is cautious ahead of their match against a side who managed to defeat Real Madrid last weekend.

"Granada have turned things around," he continued.

"They are moving up the table. And we know all about Lucas Alcaraz’s teams, they’re always very solid, difficult, strong.

"They’re doing well now and will want to impose their style."

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