Sevilla FC's manager, Julen Lopetegui, spoke to the media after his side's triumphant win over Escobedo in the Copa del Rey: "We had to approach the match like this as in the cup, every game is a final. We had to go into it like it was any other game given the different and difficult circumstances. The team was serious, responsible and ambitious. They did well in executing the plan which we had worked on the whole week".
The manager emphasised how well the team adapted to the playing conditions: "They had to have this attitude, and on this front we are very happy". It was an attitude and intensity that they couldn't afford to drop even when they went in front on the scoreboard: "Yes, the team were serious and ambitious. At half-time we talked about what we had to try and do to win the second half, and we couldn't afford to give them the slightest bit of hope. In football, the smallest things can change matches - heads then go down and emotions run high. We had to keep on taking it seriously and the team did just that".