Lopetegui: “Bayern are the best in the world right now”

As Sevilla flew to Budapest, UEFA published an interview with Julen Lopetegui to assess the Super Cup preview against Bayern. The Basque celebrates the appointment: “Disputing a European Super Cup does not happen every day and even less against a rival as big as Bayern, who won his domestic championship, his national cup and the European Cup brilliantly. It is a great team with a lot of individual talent. They have a coach who deserves a lot of credit for the way he has led the block and changed its fortunes by giving it a strong identity as well as a lot of importance on teamwork. “

The favoritism of the Bavarians does not discourage Lopetegui: “It is about facing to the best team in the world right now. We are not going to throw in the towel. We have a lot of respect and admiration for this team, but we are also a very proud, ambitious and passionate team. We intend to meet with the desire to give a good image of ourselves. It's not going to be easy, but that's what we obviously hope for. “

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And so he spoke of his team: “We had 15 new players in the last season. It might seem like a problem, but also it could become an opportunity, and we tried to make it last; an opportunity to quickly adapt to a philosophy. We have been a team that has received very few goals being very offensive. We are constantly trying to find an opportunity to fight back and at the same time we are able to defend outside of our area. We have We took risks, but we have been very committed to what needs to be done to take those risks. “

Julen does not want to change his way of playing: “It is about knowing the characteristics of what the opponent is ultimately looking for in a match, but We have to show our strengths and not change what makes us the team that we are because of the rival. “