Sevilla miss Youssef En-Nesyri. That reality is immovable when talking about a striker who scored 24 goals last season. His injury affects Julen Lopetegui’s plan and would affect any other team, although in Nervión at the moment the scoring solution appears in a choral format: up to twelve players found their way to the goal so far this season. The coach found a good collective response to the Moroccan’s absence, although he also expects more scoring impact in some of his offensive pieces while looking askance at the winter market in case Monchi pulls an ace out of his sleeve.
Many spotlights point to Rafa Mir. It was the great bet of Sevilla in the last summer market and its performance, for the moment, is somewhat far from expectations. He scored four goals, like Lamela, but his contribution is not the same as that of En-Nesyri and Lopetegui expects much more from him. He did not hesitate to hand over ownership during this time, but the Moroccan’s prolonged absence also invites the Basque to look for variants in the face of the tough upcoming calendar. Lamela moves well in the zone of nine and Munir is presented as an unexpected card that returned to get fully into the Nervionense coach’s deck.
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The En-Nesyri issue worries Nervión. Both his injury and the African Cup determine his next weeks in the team waiting for a recovery that seems full of unknowns. For now, Lopetegui will have to trust what he has in his squad and wait for continuity in this remarkable collective response in the face of the opposing goal. His pulse with Rafa Mir is also on the table and he will not hesitate to look for alternative plans in the next matches if he sees doubts in his performance.