Lopetegui also puts defeat in context and asks for signatures: ‘We need the best’

“The objective of giving minutes to a team other than Arsenal was fulfilled. For them it was practically the presentation game before the premiership started. We competed, had our chances like them, and we came across a rebound game… I’m left with the fact that seven Atlético de Sevilla footballers took part, who receive the message that they can play at any time The Emirates game was a game, without that it was an excuse, which came in a complex context for many reasons, especially because we had played three days before. They had more energy than us. The boys did a good job and effort in the two games. We were more rested and, sometimes, we were better; they score in a transition, their specialty”, summarized the coach of Sevilla FC, Julen Lopeteguiin the official media of the Nervión entity, where he sent a message to Monchi.

“The important thing now is that the team is complete, because we are going to need it for a long, demanding and difficult season. We need the best team possible”, added the Basque, who, “in the absence of alternatives” in certain areas, As a center of defense he tried an unusual scheme such as 1-3-4-2-1: “We play with what we have. We have tried with children from the team reserves to see if they can help us during the season.” Now it’s time to change gears: “We have a good week of work ahead of us, although now the rest is good for us, after a long pre-season, with many kilometers and 10 days away from home between Portugal and England. We are going to prepare the match against Cadiz to think about La Liga”.

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