09/24/2021 at 1:46 PM CEST
Julen Lopetegui, Sevilla coach, stated this Friday at a press conference that Espanyol, his rival tomorrow, will be “complicated” as it is a team “that has a good ball treatment” and “is playing well” despite that he has only won one match “and has good players.”
Lopetegui has highlighted “the work of Vicente Moreno” in the blue and white bench, since he has formed “a competitive team that likes to see them play”, with individuals such as “Raúl from Thomas, an excellent striker, Wu Read, Dimata, Loren and two very offensive full-backs: Espanyol has an interesting squad, of a high level, “he said.
The Gipuzkoan coach has confirmed the toughness of the calendar by recalling that “this does not stop” and “with so many games” it is “mandatory to balance efforts”, so “everyone has to be prepared” because “the lineup closes looking at the physical condition “of some players touched, such as the midfielder Fernando Reges and the striker Yousseff On–Nesyri.
In any case, Julen lopetegui considers that “criticizing the calendar is a waste of energy” because it lacks the “ability to change it”, so that there is nothing left but “to adapt and seek solutions” without “time to look the other way: it is not good to be constantly referring to this, “he pointed out.
The Basque coach praised the Argentine midfielder Erik lamela, of whom he said that “he is working well” because “he adapts to what is asked of attacking players, he has a collective feeling”, although he pointed out that “as he said Johan cruyff ‘a flower does not make a summer’: this is very long and you have to put your best into it throughout the year, “he considered.