Julen Lopetegui in the dugout against Valencia CF

LOPETEGUI: "THE TEAM HAS GONE OUT VERY WELL AND IT IS NOT USUAL TO GET IT RIGHT SO EARLY ON."

"They scored a goal out of nothing but then we came back to play very well in the second half," he highlighted

Julen Lopetegui, coach of Sevilla FC, expressed his great satisfaction with the victory of his team against Valencia CF on Wednesday evening. "The team has gone out very well and it is not usual to get it right so early on. Then something always happens and you have to suffer. They scored a goal out of nothing, it wasn't even a foul. We had a hesitation and we came back very well once again and we have been able to score the fourth goal. We have done a very good job." 

"We are still early on, there will be days that we play better and others worse. We were coming off the back of a draw with Real Sociedad and this is complicated, sometimes people make a mistake. We have to be able to play with humility and the football reality of our league, which is very complicated and there are very difficult teams," continued Lopetegui. 

The coach wanted to play down the importance of the performance of the referee. "I don't want to talk about the referee because it was a good game, but I think that he gave us many harsh cards. They do their job which isn't easy, although I think the foul for their goal wasn't one, but he blew the whistle without any warning."

The Basque coach finished by speaking about the title winning sides of today. "We have a squad to use and today showed we had these requirements with the strength of Karim and the chance for Gonzalo, who is working very hard and who played well like the rest of the team." 

Communication Department