MADRID, 21 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Sevilla FC coach, José Luis Mendilibar, confessed that his debut in the Champions League was a struggle, learning from the beginning that “there is no easy game”, despite the fact that they started well against Lens (1-1).
“It’s a Champions League game, there is no easy game. Even if you start well, the 90 minutes seem long. The second half they were better than us. It was difficult for us to get there, to generate. We were very separated and that’s why it was difficult for us. “, he said in statements to Movistar Plus, collected by Europa Press.
The Basque coach pointed out that the French team was better since the 1-1 draw at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. “They tied us in the 24th minute and from then on they were more comfortable and they also started the second half better. They knew better what they were doing and we went in waves, separating the team a lot,” he stated.
“It’s not that easy, we don’t all play the same way. We have to be patient with those who have arrived. It’s true that those who have been around for a while seem like you’re tired of seeing them, but they give you things, and not so long ago they gave us a Europa League,” he added.
On the other hand, Mendilibar referred to his private debut as a coach in the highest club competition. “We suffered, we scored the goal quickly and we thought we were going to enjoy it, but it is difficult to enjoy a Champions League match. We have added a point and we think about the next one,” he concluded.