European football is back as we start the road to Sevilla’s 6th Europa League title this Thursday vs Lazio.
After what we could call the lowest point of the season so far, many questions can be posed on how Sevilla will bounce back. The month of January has seen the highs of a 5-0 win & the lows of a 6-1 defeat. And that was in the same week!
Whistles were heard during & at the end of the last home match vs Eibar, mostly directed at Pablo Machín. It felt more like a callback to when we suffered defeat to Getafe at home. Although we salvaged a point from this match, in dramatic fashion at that, the sense of disappointment was obvious.
How should Machín reshuffle his preferred XI? If a change must be made, I’m sure all would agree that AMADOU should be one of the first names mentioned for the midfield. As we face a side well versed in the 3-5-2, we’re gonna need some discipline in front of our defence.
Speaking of our opponents, they got some familiar faces lining up for them. One of our own, and who has improved his play wonderfully since leaving us, Luis Alberto will be the one looked upon to make the difference. As Lazio are without both Milinkovic-Savic & Immobile (another ex), Tucu Correa may be on a revenge mission. He’s had a mixed spell in his 2 years with us, but after adopting a central role at Lazio, he’s been bagging important goals for them and looking like the player he’s projected to be.
As away matches go for Sevilla, there shouldn’t be much hope. But in cup competitions, we have registered wins at San Mamés & at the Wanda in the last 2 seasons. There’s always something in the air when Sevilla plays on a Thursday. So no matter the form, this may be a night where Sevilla regain their footing.
Lucha por lo que amas.