The Seville coach spoke in the preview of the match against the Italians for the round of 16 of the Europa League, a tournament that the Andalusian team won five times.
Accustomed to playing in the European Cups, Seville has its habits in the Europa League. Five times winner of the competition, the Andalusian club intends to add a sixth title to its record. For that, it will be necessary to beat Rome in the round of 16. An appointment that Julen Lopetegui, the Spanish coach, tackles with ambition despite a necessarily specific context. According to him, the history of the club was written for years in this type of game.
“Since March, everything has changed rapidly and forces you to constantly adapt. And this is what the team must show once again: this mentality, this desire and this ambition to win this competition are linked to the history of the club. That should give us extra energy to allow us to overcome everything, “said DT at a press conference.
“We have the ambition to beat a great opponent like Roma, and adapt to what does not depend on us, without looking back. The team showed an excellent mentality in difficult circumstances and it is this force that should guide us,” concluded Lopetegui. .
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