Julen Lopetegui valued the Europa League draw at the end of Sevilla training and the Basque coach has already proved his mind about the Romanian Cluj: "It's a team that wants to make an international leap that has made a big investment and won their three home games in the group stage. In short, it will be a team that will cause us problems.".
Asked if the draw was benevolent since Sevilla avoided more complicated rivals such as Bayer Leverkusen or Roma, Lopetegui preferred to focus on his: "There are a lot of good teams in Europe and the most important thing is how you look and how you perform."
Lopetegui also did not attach much importance to the draw game at Sánchez Pizjuán: "A lot of things can be said about the field factor … I think the most decisive factor is the value of the double goal in extending the lap. Playing the lap inside or out is not a big deal to me."
Finally, the Sevilla coach defended turning the page quickly and focusing on the Copa del Rey: "There is still a lot left to draw and now we have to focus on the World Cup, which returns to a unique game situation that makes it more attractive and causes many surprises. I hope it's not one of them.".
Fernando Navarro, Sevilla's football director, was the first to evaluate Nerjans opponents on the 16th of the Europa League: "Cluj come from one of the toughest groups in which Rennes and Lazio were left out." The Romanian team was second in a group that was eventually led by Celtic.
"They have players who have not created champions, but they have experience in Europe. They are a team that knows how to be in the qualifiers. No doubt we have a better team, but it will cost us to get them to kneel." added Emilio de Dios, head of recognition for the Seville organization.
In Sevilla, there is relative satisfaction over the result of the draw, as the displacement of the displacement is offset by the substance of some of the rivals who were avoided.