Saturday, July 13th, 2019
2100 CET (1500 EST)
WHERE TO WATCH?
SFC TV & YouTube
We back at it folks! A lot has happened between the end of last season and our very first match of pre-season, but we’ll wrap that up once La Liga officially gets underway. In short, Monchi’s back & Lopetegui is the head coach.
As it stands, we’re at 8 new signings to start off this new season, with Fernando recently being unveiled on Friday afternoon — and ALREADY training with the team! The rest are Diego Carlos, Kounde, Reguilón, Jordán, Ocampos, De Jong, and Dabbur joining in from the deal completed last January.
In total, we had 29 players during this past week’s training camp in Lagos (Portugal), which included a few canteranos & players returning from loan. Some team members have been given extended vacations due to involvement with their national teams, and have yet to return to training. These players are Vaclík, Kjær, Jesús Navas & Ben Yedder, while Bryan Gil made the Spanish team for the U19 Euros.
As the title says, we’re playing an English 2nd-tier side in Reading FC (Carriço’s old flame). We’ll get our first look at how far Sevilla have come to adopt Julen’s style of play. Also, are any cantera players ready to make the jump? can loanees like Corchia or Sergio Rico make a case to earn a spot in the final squad? will Dabbur & De Jong be capable goalscorers after crossing over from non-top 5 leagues?
There are still 5 more friendlies to play before the season kicks off, so there’s still time to work out the kinks after such a team overhaul.