Lopetegui in Germany
First team

LOPETEGUI: "IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE'RE CAPABLE OF WORKING IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS"

The manager was satisfied after the friendly against Hoffenheim, before returning to Sevilla.

The Sevilla FC manager, Julen Lopetegui, assessed the final friendly in Germany before the team returned to the Andalusian capital: "The boys had a very good attitude. Hard work and concentration. It's true that they played very well. We haven't picked up any injuries like what happened yesterday with Simon and what happened previously with Reguilón. In these matches, the most important things are taking steps forward, working on ideas, continue picking up form which is necessary for the first game against Espanyol, and avoiding injuries.

Despite an unusual atmosphere, the team got stuck in during the match: "It's important that we're capable of working in different contexts. The truth is that the team had a very good attitude in every sense and we're very satisfied. 

Today, the team dominated from start to finish: "Yesterday we had a few moments where they were on top, then we were able to turn the match around. Today it's certain that, except the odd moment, we controlled the game well".

The players are sure that having to come from behind was a good test: "During pre-season we've faced various difficulties of every nature, the team, the time, the pitch and the play. Logically, being able to have a good mindset during these difficulties is always important".

Nolito scored a hattrick during the match, and the manager was very pleased with the man from Cadiz: "He's been working very well since the start. We are truly very happy with him"

Bryan had his first minutes during pre season with the side: "Bryan is a boy who's just arrived, so of course he's adapting to what his teammates are used to. He's got qualities, the right attitude, youth, and a desire. He will keep learning, without a shadow of a doubt".

Lopetegui spoke about returning to the Andalusian capital after finishing the stay in Germany: "We've worked hard, the players arrived yesterday with tired legs, we've had a heavy workload. In that aspect, we're happy".

He believes the team is becoming ready to compete: "We're working in fixed time periods, always keeping our fingers crossed that we have no more injuries, it's the worst that can happen in pre season. Based on the balance of work, the matches we've played and the problems we've had, my evaluation is a positive one".

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