The Sevilla coach, Jorge Sampaoli, recognized the importance of the victory (2-0) this Thursday against Fenerbahce, not only for bringing the pass to the quarterfinals of the Europa League closer, but also for the option of going “with a different thought”. to the momentous duel on Sunday against Almería in LaLiga Santander.

“It cost us a lot in the first half because of a game similar to that of Osasuna. We couldn’t go out, the pressure from the rival made us uncomfortable. We tried to recover and in the second half we won with the forcefulness that generates expectations for the return,” he said in statements to Movistar Plus, collected by Europa Press.

The Argentine coach explained his team’s improvement in the second half, to make it 2-0 with goals from Jordán and Lamela. “They played with a different scheme that asked to restructure the game, put one more player in midfield, have the option of having superiority,” he said, before assessing what victory means for Sevilla.

“Staying alive, excited, having the option of entering Sunday’s game with a different thought. A transcendent, very important game that we have to play very intelligently due to the wear and tear today. This tournament is a story for this club but there is to try to know that this series is not closed and it will be a difficult field”, he pointed out, thinking about the duel for salvation in the League.

In addition, Sampaoli explained his decision to have Dmitrovic for the goal instead of Bono, with the good result that the Serbian goalkeeper gave. “He saved very well. Having two goalkeepers of this level allows one to rest. It was a good opportunity for Dmitrovic”, he pointed out, highlighting the saves in the first half.

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