Ivan Rakitic is encouraged by the early signs shown at Sevilla, commenting on the ‘clear idea of the game’ he sees in the team.
Los Nervionenses were made to work for their Europa League Play-off round first leg win at home to Polish side Slask Wroclaw on Thursday night, before recording a 4-1 win.
For their newly-appointed captain, the game was encouraging for the strong finish from Sevilla.
“Both teams played a lot. They began by doing things very well and with that goal they complicated matters,” began Rakitic post-match.
“Even so, we have seen that our team has a good idea of the game and we have to take the positives from it.
“We do not have to think about the mistakes from the start and we will continue to grow. We are ambitious and have a very specific idea of how to play.
“The second leg? In football anything can happen, but we are in a very good situation. Let’s go with the intention that we had today, thinking towards winning, because that is always best.”