Tiger Fight, September 24th, Sevilla coach Lopetegui attended the pre-match press conference with Bayern:
I only pay attention to my players. I will not compare with other players. I am very satisfied with the goalkeepers under my team. I trust them. Again, I will not compare my players with other players, because this is the job of everyone here, not mine.
To be honest, it is true that we have very limited rest time. We have players coming in and out, which is about 12 days. Now we need to show the state of Seville and prove that we have not dropped the chain. Players can blend in as quickly as possible. We are still very satisfied with the preparations, and now we need to play.
The next thing we have to usher in is the Super Bowl, which is our right and opportunity to win. Bayern is a very strong opponent. Our goal is to win against such an opponent. What we have to do is to focus on ourselves and be ourselves, regardless of where we come from and how we participate in the game.
Everything is a natural thing. Everyone is enthusiastic, because we know the importance of this game. Everyone wants a champion to start the new season, and everything else is second. Everyone knows that there will be a lot of changes at this time, but at this moment our goal is tomorrow’s game, facing a strong opponent, just like Bayern.
What we need is the player’s physical fitness, technical and tactical qualities, psychological resistance to pressure, motivation and fighting spirit, and most importantly, team spirit. We need to maintain the integrity of the team. Facing opponents like Bayern, we need everyone. Every individual is not enough. Everyone needs to be in the best condition and twisted into a rope.
Sevilla midfielder Fernando also participated in the press conference:
This game is very difficult, because we know that Bayern has won the Champions League. It must be full of difficulties against Bayern, but we have fighting spirit and believe in Seville. Tomorrow’s game will be very difficult, but we also believe in Seville. There is a chance to win.
We have no pressure, because we know that this game is very exciting and everyone is very happy to be able to come to the final of the UEFA Cup. Sevilla's goal is to win the championship, although we also know that this game is full of difficulties. Bayern has excellent players and an excellent lineup, but Sevilla also has strength. We are a low-key and pragmatic team, let's see what will happen tomorrow.
Banega is a very good player, he made a huge contribution to us last season. But this is over, the new season has begun, with new players, we have been preparing for a long time. There is no doubt that it is difficult to repeat last season's results, and I hope to continue to achieve outstanding results.