Lopetegui: ‘In the Cup they are all finals’

Lopetegui, coach of the Seville, do not trust the Linares in his meeting of Cup on this Tuesday and has warned that, despite being a Second Division B team, it can go up to Second A and can pose serious problems for a First team in a single game and in their field.

“Linares is a good rival, made with the possibility of being promoted to Second A, they have good players, collective resources and are adapted to the field. They have played very good games in their category, for example here against Sevilla Atlético, and it was one of the most complicated in the category that we could play ”, explained the Gipuzkoan, who has already forgotten the derby against Betis.

“The Cup is a tournament that demands a lot from you, they are all finals, in the opposite field and against good teams. It is a fantastic opportunity for them, but it is no less important for us. The team is only thinking about tomorrow’s game, we have to adapt to the field. The rival has nothing to do with the one from the previous round, ”he said referring to Ciudad de Lucena, from the Third Division.

Lopetegui was questioned by some players who have not trained this Monday, such as Carlos Fernández, Ocampos and Jesús Navas. “Carlos is injured, he has not trained for a few days due to his discomfort, since before Betis. Ocampos had some annoyances of a blow and Jesus the same, and we decided that they would not train. Jesus is recovered from the injury, if he has not trained it is the result of a blow ”, he insisted.

The coach did not give importance to the Linares campaign for the game by pointing out on the posters that the Sevilla fans are “the Kings of Europe”, but that in Linares they are going to bring him “coal.” “They are marketing strategies, I do not give more importance,” he said.

Finally he referred to a new wake-up call from Bryan Gil, on loan at Eibar and who signed another great game with two goals against Granada: “I haven’t had time to see him, I know he’s having a good season and Sevilla have a fantastic A player for the future, he will be an important player for Sevilla ”.