Mel aiming for Europa League finish

Real Betis Coach Pepe Mel has admitted that his team are aiming to reach a Europa League place this season.

The Verdiblancos have made a superb start to the campaign sitting in fifth place and winning eight of their first 15 League games.

And the 49-year-old has conceded that a top seven finish is what they will aim for come May.

“We want to achieve our goals, that is all we are concerned with,” he told a Press conference. “And that is the Europa League, that's what we're really worried about.”

He also commented on tomorrow's match with Celta Vigo and the threat posed by Paco Herrera's men.

“We know them well,” he said. “They had a good season last term and have deservedly climbed up up the table this year.

“They have some good players and are a team that can be very dangerous from set pieces.

“Iago Aspas is one of their very unpredictable players. His goals have seen them rise up the table. For me, he is one of the most important players in the League.”

The Madrid-born boss concluded by remarking on the poor form currently being endured by city rivals Sevilla.

“I understand that for our fans it is good news, but in the locker room we do not have a particular grudge with Sevilla.”

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