Lopetegui on the touchline against Real Sociedad

LOPETEGUI: 'THEY WERE BETTER THAN US IN THE FIRST HALF AND WE WERE ON TOP IN THE SECOND'

'Every team finds it hard to win - this is La Liga. We played well against a very good team'

Sevilla FC coach Julen Lopetegui analysed the draw against Real Sociedad following the final whistle: 'We worked hard against a very good team. They had better rhythm and pressed us hard in the first half. In the second, we were on top and had chances to win it. We get a point and we move on.'

'We changed a few things at the break. We were better, controlled the game and beat their press with more ease. We were better for the vast majority of the second half,' he added.

Asked about the penalty against Diego Carlos, Julen responded 'it's a controversial call. In my opinion it's not a penalty as your shoulder is connected to your body. But they gave it and we can't do any more.'

Finishing up, Lopetegui valued the point against a top team: 'This is La Liga and every game is very tough. Every team finds it hard to win. We have just got started and we have things to improve on, but we played well against a very good team and had chances to win.'

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