Sergio Rico also spoke to the press regarding the draw against Maribor and qualification to the last 16: "It's something that's extremely important and we are pleased to have been able to qualify, for the second year running, to the next round. It's a historical moment for the club and I am happy to be able to continue making history with Sevilla".
The running of the match was not as hoped, but once again, Sevilla reacted: "It is difficult, especially when the opponent shuts up shop, to have patience and believe that a goal can come at any moment. That's exactly what we did, and we continued trying to do so. With intensity in the second half, we finally found the back of the net". Furthermore, the cold was a knock-back: "It was freezing and not moving around a lot made things tough, but luckily we were able to deal with it".