"Sevilla is a Champions League team"
With a dazzling start to their league campaign, Julien Lopetegui's men are now prepared for the start of their Europa League campaign. Their opponents are one of the best teams in Azerbaijan and their manager is aware of how difficult a test it is.
"Sevilla is a Champions League team". For us, it is special to play in European competition and against an opponent such as Sevilla. I like La Liga and the Spanish national team a lot", he told journalists.
He also spoke about Lopetegui's tactics and that he has a lot of respect for him. "I don't know Lopetgui personally but I do know about his work for Spain and that he was at Real Madrid. With such great players, I don't just want to underline one. For example, they have Banega, Navas, Chicharito..."
"I don't know if we will be able to get anything from the game like we did against Atletico. Sevilla have surely prepared the match conscientiously. No one can feel comfortable in this group if you don't things seriously, and the Spaniards normally do". He added that "football has had some unexpected results recently"