“The fight for the Champions League will be very tough”

Lopeteguicoach Seville, expect a tough game this Monday in Villarreal against a team that has returned very strong, with three wins since the League resumed and who will also want to get into the fight for the Champions League. The coach wanted to turn the page regarding the duel against Barcelona and the action between Messi and Diego Carlos, in which the Sevilla players claimed a sanction for the Argentine.

“The fight for the Champions will be very tough. There will be several involved until the end. The same is maximum among all the teams, according to the objectives of each one. The matches will be to the limit and we will have to be prepared for those limits, ”said the coach from Gipuzkoa, who described Villarreal as“ a solid team that plays very well. He has very good players. We are very excited to get all three points. The company is going to be very difficult, but it motivates us a lot ”.

Lopetegui, when asked if he will use players who have not yet had their chance to return from the competition like Rony Lopes, has been clear: “Everyone is going to have their moment. We will choose the moment in which each one enters. Everyone will have their moment they will have to be prepared. The alarm clock will ring for everyone.

He says that the match against Barça is already history

The coach did not want to enter into controversy over the move between Diego Carlos and Messi and his reaction, which in Seville has once again focused on the VAR and its decisions. “I have not seen what is said or not said. We are a very sporty team. We try to say it and exercise it. For me, the match with Barcelona is history. I am not going to comment on the performance of the VAR. The VAR has come to help. The controversy will always exist ”, he has settled.

He has also valued the dismissal of Rubi at Betis, a decision in which he enters although he does qualify that the Catalan coach seems to him a good coach: “I have the utmost respect for the clubs. I am not going to value the decisions that are made in another club that is not mine … What I have been able to transmit is the respect that I have for Rubi, whom I consider a magnificent coach. He has done a great job, but many times the results are not accompanied by many circumstances. I wish him the best ”, said Lopetegui about the dismissal of the Verdiblanco coach.