Unai Emery has outlined Sevilla’s responsibility to win their opening game of the season and to feed the optimism that surrounds them at the moment.
A new look Nervionenses open the 2013-14 calendar on Thursday evening in their Europa League third qualifying round first leg match against Montenegrin outfit Mladost.
Whilst strong favourites to progress to the play-off round, the Andalucians’ Coach has made clear the responsibility for his team.
“We must have ambition that never ends, because it is something appeals to us and that we are about,” began Emery to reporters today.
“We must be prudent to handle the current state of optimism at all levels and with the fans. That ambition is what everyone wants to see, winning and playing well.
“We know the difficulty posed by the competitions and so we have to be united. I hope to see the team and the fans in unison and committed.
“The club has shown faith in the transfer market and the fans have responded. Now we have to give our best, which is what will earn us the support of everyone.”
The Coach admitted that opponents Mladost are an unknown quantity.
“We have fought hard to be here and we must progress. Now we cannot let the chance go and we have to fight against an inferior opponent, but remain cautious with respect to that opponent.
“I know that any team can cause you difficulties. They have a good passing game and we have to keep that in mind, aware that we must translate our superiority across the two games.
“They have been playing competitively longer than us this season but we cannot go wrong.
“There are no excuses, the idea is to play to win and to satisfy the people, because there are also many new players who want to demonstrate themselves in what many will hope will be their home for many years to come.”