“You have to win in San Mamés yes or yes,” they say in Sevilla after his shooting at Rennes

Sevilla achieved their first Champions League victory against Rennes (1-0), after starting the group stage with a creditable draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Satisfied with the victory, after having subjected the rival to a real shootout, the people of Seville, still at Sánchez Pizjuán, were already thinking about their meeting on Saturday with Athletic in San Mamés. Further, Julen lopetegui He left a little note for the little time they have to prepare for the crash.

“We park the Champions League and focus on the Athletic Bilbao game, we will have to talk about Krasnodar”, he launched Lopetegui after the clash with the French, recognizing that “winning always gives energy and joy” to now face a “maximum demand” event.

The Sevilla coach also took advantage of it to somehow drive his wedge into the match schedule. “Now what we have to do is recover well, because we have a game in less than three days. It's something … Well, I'm not going to give an opinion, it is what there is and we have to adapt to the schedule, which is that of a quarter past four on Saturday, ”he said.

For the clash with Rennes, Sevilla recovered their young central defender Kooundé, a marvel that is striking due to its physique and maturity. “Now we have a very difficult game in San Mamés and we have to win yes or yes”, highlighted the defender, who forms a spectacular pair with Diego Carlos.

For his part, the goalkeeper Yassine bounou He commented that “we are a strong but humble team that takes games seriously. We are already focused on Bilbao, we will go there to get the best of it. The team is in its line of growth and sometimes there are situations in which you can lose, but the team is aware of the competitiveness and we only have to focus on Saturday ”.

Meanwhile, the midfielder Oliver Torres He said that “we knew it was a vital game (with Rennes), especially after coming from a defeat in the league. Everything is important and now it's time to keep adding, it will be difficult in San Mamés but we want to give a good version ”.

It was pointed out by the middle of the Andalusian team. They have lost the last two league games against Granada (1-0) and Eibar (0-1). They sail in the thirteenth position of the table, with seven points, only one more than the lions. They have postponed their match with Elche, they have won Cádiz (1-3) and Levante (1-0) and have drawn with Barça (1-1).

Although they will arrive in San Mamés after shooting Rennes at the Sánchez Pizjuán. Up to 23 shots were fired by Lopetegui in his Champions League appointment, with a single target. Munir, Ocampos, Jordán, Koundé, Rakitic, De Jong… The list of shooters was long. Ten shots between the three clubs (two of them to the crossbar and another scored by De Jong), three blocked by the goalkeeper Gomis and another ten that were not directed towards the goal. Record. I work for Unai Simon.