With a media presence like never before in the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán - more than 20 television cameras in the Sevilla press room - Vincenzo Montella spoke to the media ahead of tomorrow's Champions League blockbuster with Manchester United. For Montella the key is to keep emotions mastered: "Tomorrow we have to be better than against Atlético because against Atlético we were excited but now we have more experience and a month's work under our belts. I hope the team plays with the same spirit but with less emotion".
On the physical side of things, he seemed calm: "I'm confident. It's a difficult match. We need to be physically ready, very focused and also excited. It's a good moment to prepare for this kind of match... These are elite level matches, you have to be concentrated, quick, sharp mentally and physically, then tomorrow we'll have to play in that same way, we have to be alert".
"These are elite level matches, you have to be concentrated, quick, sharp mentally and physically"
Montella also spoke about José Mourinho: "I'm very excited because he was a pioneer in his way of working. I've read his books, I've studied his tactics... He's undoubtedly a trainer you have to study".
"It's very exciting to prepare for this kind of match, I hope it will be even better tomorrow... I'm happy in these moments, for the club, for the players, for the fans, because tomorrow is a huge day", he added.
"I'm very excited. I've read his books and studied his tactics"
Asked about Mourinho's experience and who has the advantage: "Definitely Mourinho. I don't know how many matches he's played... 137 more than me... So I think it's important for me to play with my inexperience, with my inconsistency and we have to play with enthusiasm".