Unai Emery backed his Sevilla players to turn their situation around, even as he admits he didn’t expect the team to only have two points by Week 5.
A difficult start to the season has seen Los Nervionenses respond poorly, with Sunday evening’s 3-1 defeat to Valencia leaving them bottom of the League and without a win.
“It was a game of needs on both sides. Valencia are the ones to have found momentum,” regretted Emery post-match.
“We had the potential of doing things, but on the basis that pushing forward also presented danger. We managed to equalise, draw the game level and look to find that strength in front of goal, but we have not succeeded in that.
“It has been very difficult and they finished off the game after that. Now we have to get up and think only of Wednesday’s game.”
Emery was asked for reaction to President Jose Maria del Nido’s comments that the team lacked attitude at peak moments.
“Everything that is critical from the inside out is good, because you have to be self-critical. I am going to attempt to look at it both from the inside and respecting the words of the President.
“I believe in this team and the players, but we are struggling to find the key. It is a process that we knew we would have to face, but not with two points at this stage.
“The solutions are based on work, dedication, synergy and balance. We are looking for solutions and self-criticism has be accepted. At times we are there, we were not there today.”