Sevilla aren't satisfied with Champions League last 16 - Sampaoli
Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli has urged his team to not just be satisfied with reaching the last 16 of the Champions League following Wednesday's 0-0 draw at Lyon.
The Ligue 1 club needed to win by at least two clear goals to pip their visitors to second place behind Juventus in Group H, but Sampaoli's men did a professional job and secured a hard-fought draw that saw them advance instead.
Progression sees Sevilla continue in the competition after the group stage for the first time since the 2009-10 campaign and Sampaoli - who served a touchline ban during the trip to foggy France - believes such an achievement reminds him of the talent at his disposal.
"We should have qualified already," Sampaoli accepted in his post-match media conference.
"I am happy to have been able to reach this stage of such an important tournament.
"The idea is not to be satisfied with this [reaching the last 16]. Our intention should always be to qualify for the next round.
"It's important to maintain the idea of staying alive in both competitions [La Liga and Champions League].
"All potential opponents [in the last 16] will be complicated, but I'm sure we will be competitive and our fans will be excited."