This Thursday Sergio Escudero appeared on SFC Radio's Sólo el Sevilla following his time off. The Sevilla FC captain spoke about his excitement for the future: "There'll be a lot of matches, but we will all be hungry to start the season just as we finished the last. It has been a strange year with changes of coach and game play. We played a lot of matches and now we need to step back and assess what happened so that it doesn't happen again, and we can start the season the right way".
Looking back, he acknowledged that the team wasn't all satisfied with the whole season: "It's true that we would've liked to have finished higher up in the table. The objective was to qualify for the Champions League, but when that was out of reach we fought to qualify for the Europa and that's what we got, despite wanting to have ranked higher. In the other competitions, it wasn't easy to finish where we did and we are pleased, but with regards to La Liga we weren't satisfied".
Speaking about what lies ahead for Sevilla FC, he spoke about how Machín's arrival could be a blessing: "I think that if he comes with the same system as Girona, we have the advantage of playing similar to how we did a year ago with Sampaoli. I personally like the build up in attack and think it could be of great benefit, but what's important is that we adapt as soon as possible. We've got matches very soon and the main idea is to capture an idea and take it forwards, sticking to it".
With the World Cup getting closer, the player admitted that it would have been a dream come true: "You work constantly to try and reap the rewards such as that, and of course I would have loved to but you have to keep going and hoping that your time will come". Bringing his interview to a close, he gave his thoughts on the Spanish Super Cup: "I think right now, especially with the amount of matches we have, it wouldn't be a bad thing for it to be over just one leg, but the decision isn't mine to make".