Pablo Machín, Sevilla FC's manager, analysed his team's victory over Athletic: 'It's not easy to score away from home and to do it three times is even more complicated. I'm really happy because once more we showed we are a team. We competed really well. We dominated in phases and everyone carried out our gameplan to perfection. No one can say that Nolito doesn't get involved, he took his opportunity today really well. I'm sure the goal will help him pick up more confidence.'
MACHÍN: 'ONCE MORE WE SHOWED WE ARE A TEAM'
In terms of the tie, he said: 'It is in our hands but anything can happen in football. We can't rest on our laurels. We're confident now that even with rotating the squad we remain competitive. We have to make changes because the players deserve it. We had a lot of players and it was time to give them their chance to show just how well they've been training. Decisions are taking on a day-by-day basis, no one is guaranteed to play every game. Juan earned this opportunity and he played well. Athletic's intention was to refresh their squad for the league game. It'll be the same two sides but we'll be seeing different players.'