Manchester (United Kingdom) 12 Apr. The president of Sevilla, José Castro, assured this Wednesday in Manchester, where his team will play on Thursday at the Old Trafford stadium against United the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals, which are “Sevilla” and that they will ” to try to make it as difficult as possible”.
“We know the difficulty of the tie. It is complicated because they are a great team, they have a huge squad and they impose everything, the environment, the stadium, the squad, the budget. They have eliminated Barcelona, Betis, they are having a good season, fourth in their league,” the manager told reporters at Manchester airport after the Spanish delegation landed.
“You have to look at Old Trafford. We have the opportunity after a bad league, suspense regardless of where we finish at the end, to be remarkable in Europe, and if we pass, it would be outstanding or something like that; registration if we are champions, “he added Castro, who recalled that his team is “the king of the competition, the squad is aware and in Europe it is something else.”
The president, after the first two LaLiga games with José Luis Mendilibar in the coach after the dismissal of Argentine Jorge Sampaoli, said that he now sees “the most compact team, best in everything” and that they are also “recovering players. injuries this season, and in the same positions, has affected a lot”.
“We won in Cádiz (0-2) and not beating Celta (2-2) was bad luck after everything that happened. I can’t explain Pape’s (Gueye) expulsion for more laps than I give him. We were not able to hold out for the last four minutes, but the team is going for the games, to play in the opposite field and we have improved a lot”, he insisted.
Questioned about the two-game ban on Argentine winger Marcos Acuña after the red card he also saw against Celta, he pointed out that he “would have liked it to be one, but the reality is that you have to be careful because there is a lot at stake in the games. You have to talk to the referee as little as possible.”
He added about the arbitration controversy that they did not make “a statement for fun -last Saturday after Friday’s game against Celta-, because what happens is not normal. They are very strange things.”
“The College of Referees has to be independent, we are clear about it. Errors will not end, but something is happening when all the teams are complaining. There are things that nobody knows: when will a hand be, if the player opens a hand, until where; if it hits him from behind; or the lack of judgment on the cards. It doesn’t make any sense”, he stressed.
Castro added that “the Pape thing shows that they have no synchronization. The players follow the play and not only call you a free kick, but they take out the second yellow card in the 18th minute when the referee hasn’t seen it. The show is loaded and who pays the expulsions: the clubs”.
The Sevilla president referred, on the other hand, to the derby against Betis that will be played in Mexico next August and explained that LaLiga, in preseason, “organizes matches in countries” like this or “the United States and others and they are days of preparation Logically a derby, wherever it is, is attractive and if it is also economically, better”. EFE