Tonight Sevilla FC will organise a dinner for the Ladies' team to recognise the brilliant work the team are doing this season, in which they're fighting for promotion. As a result, the president José Castro was booked to speak on SFC Radio, and the conversation moved on to the latest on the first team. Asked about the meeting he and the vice president José María del Nido Carrasco had last Tuesday with Jorge Sampaoli, he pointed out that it's normal for him to talk to the boss and that in the meeting they spoke about how much there is to play for.
"As is logical, the president and the manager are always in contact and from time to time we sit down at a table. We spoke about the present. I'm always going to say the same, what I already said on the Tuesday of Easter Week in San Benito, that the only really important thing is not Sampoali or possible signings or any of that, but the three points against Granada and then the 15 that there will be left to play for. We can't think about the future when we have a present like the one we have, which is about winning and carrying on winning or try to get third", he said.
"The only really important thing is not Sampaoli or possible signings or any of that, but the three points against Granada"
And he continued: "That's the reality, with the matches that we have being so important, home and away, we have to push in the same direction and think solely and exclusively about those matches, as the manager has said and as the whole club in general are thinking about that... The future can wait, although inside the club we never stop and behind closed doors we keep working. But the truth is that now we're all thinking about achieving the joy of third place and, if not, getting fourth place".
"The future can wait, although inside the club we never stop and behind closed doors we keep working"
Castro, speaking about Sampaoli, stressed that "everyone has seen that the manager is focused on what he has to be focused on, his team. We know about his professionalism and tomorrow we all have to be together".
Finally, speaking about the Ladies' team, who are in a strong position in their aim to secure promotion, he commented that "they are having an extraordinary season. Practically all our players are from the internal structure, it's an academy project. We want to rally round them, because they're really putting in an extraordinary effort".