The defeat in the first match of the 1/8th finals of the Champions League against Dortmund made the job much harder for Sevilla, which, if they want to return from Germany with a ticket for the next phase, will have to score at least two goals in Dortmund, but the Spanish representative does not want to give up without a fight.
At the conference before the match at Signal Iduna Park, Julien Lopetegui revealed that he expects an exciting match, noting that a series of three defeats will not affect tomorrow's release of his chosen ones. "Yesterday is not important, because everything happens very quickly.
It is important how you face the challenge that is in front of you, which is complex but exciting. We will do our best, we will try our best, there is no doubt about that," Lopetegui said. Sevilla has recorded four defeats in the previous five matches.
After losing to Dortmund (2: 3), they improved their impression against Osasuna (2: 0), but then two shots from Barcelona followed, in the Copa Del Rey and the championship, and then the victory of Elche.
"The latest results are the result of physical fatigue or something more mental.
One goal in the last minute changes all your analyzes, there are better and worse games, but the team is absolutely alive, confident, and eager to play football." "We know we have a difficult task ahead of us, but we came to try with all our strength and courage.
We are aware that we have to score a goal and not concede it, but it is possible if we play well." "More than thinking about the result, we have to think about the game, how to defend and how to attack and make a complete game in every way.
We have to try to play a great football show against a great opponent. We have to focus on the game, to look good in defense and offensive, not looking so much at the scoreboard, there we will try to reach the goal " One of the main questions will be how to stop Haaland, the double scorer in the first match, who is again in incredible goal-scoring form.
"We are playing against Borussia Dortmund, a great team that has a phenomenal striker in Haaland, but we are also facing an extraordinary team and coach. Haaland, although he is world-class, he is only part of the team," said Lopetegui, adding that everything he expects from his team is to provide the maximum.