The quietest contender

EI Sevilla remains in the shade with its candidacy to LaLiga. Without almost making noise, the project governed by Julen Lopetegui looks into the last eight days of the championship with the Champions goal practically in his pocket and his gaze on the horizon that separates him from the leader by six points. It is about the silent aspirant, the one that few expected in the final battle and who, for the moment, only intends to go game by game without making any account other than distancing his pursuers.

Lopetegui was asked in the press room about this reduced distance regarding the head. They have a difference of 14 points in favor with respect to Real Sociedad and Betis, while Barça has four more, Real Madrid five and Atlético six. “It is the ideal moment to continue doing what we have done throughout the season, which is to prepare well for the next game. We are also facing the Copa del Rey champion and it will be difficult, “the Basque coach warned. His players do not want to go further in their statements.” The objective is to distance ourselves from the pursuers as soon as possible, “said Fernando. little further: “If we can improve this position, we will do it.” The speech in Nervión is clear, although the ambition is present. An outstanding course closure can invite maximum illusion.

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* Data updated as of April 13, 2021

The victory against Celta was something special for Lopetegui. The coach completed his 100th game with Sevilla and did so with his 60th victory, a figure that no other coach in the club's history had achieved in his first 100 games. All a satisfaction for the present. And a challenge for the future.