Julen Lopetegui during the game against Athletic Club in the Sánchez-Pizjuán
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LOPETEGUI: “WE LET THEM SCORE AND THIS CHANGED THE GAME”

Sevilla FC's manager showed his disappointment that the team's improvement in the second half was only good enough for a draw

Julen Lopetegui admitted that he needed to find alternatives during half-time, in a game where Athletic Club took the lead early on: "The second half was obviously better than the first. We had to find alternatives. We looked for them and in the second half, we were on top of them a lot. The only thing we didn't get was that second goal".

"We had a clear opportunities to score, but it just didn't happen - the second goal never came. We had chances. We also failed to deal with their goal, which was avoidable. We let them score this goal which ultimately changed the game", he added. He also said that they were looking "to get all three points, which we deserved; but it just wasn't to be. We always go out with the determination of getting all three points, at home and away - because they're all worth the same. We must keep working".

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