Eusebio: "We'll need to be in peak form to beat Sevilla"
Real Sociedad's coach insists that Saturday's visitors Sevilla will not have been affected by the mid-week Cup defeat at the Bernabéu.
Real Sociedad coach Eusebio Sacristán described tomorrow's league rivals Sevilla as "complicated side, who have become a lot more attacking under Sampaoli" and says his team will need to do everything right to beat them.
Eusebio, whose side are fifth in the table, insists that Sevilla won't be affected by their mid-week Cup defeat to Real Madrid. "They're a side with a great deal of quality throughout but also have players who are physically strong. They like to take the initiative, control the ball and push a lot of players forward when they attack. With that concept, it’s been working really well for them. They are well placed in the table and they have been getting very good results in the Champions League where they are also doing well. They had a poor result the other day against Madrid but in general, their attacking stylehas been working extremely well for them".
This is a fixture which Sevilla haven't won since they sneaked a 2-3 win almost exactly six years ago to the day in Jnuary 2011. Nevertheless, Eusebio says his team "have maximum respect" for the southern side. "If we are to beat Sevilla, we will need to respect them and do everything well - play with high intensity and compete to the level we have shown up until now. As for motivation, the players couldn't be more excited about this game".