Emery: Great disappointment

Unai Emery conceded to Sevilla’s ‘great disappointment’ in seeing a two-goal advantage lost at Real Valladolid.

First-half strikes from Carlos Bacca and Alberto Moreno had the Andalucians leading into the final 10 minutes of the tie, only for Manucho and Patrick Ebert to pull Valladolid back level for a share of the spoils.

“In a game in which we go 2-0 up, which we have controlled and that our opponents’ chances were dropping, we have conceded two goals and finished with a draw,” surmised Emery afterwards.

“We carry a big disappointment away because we have failed to keep our lead in the game. I blame it on being comfortable.

“We can only be guided by our feelings. It was a game to win and to sentence, but we go home with a point.

“Leading 2-0 does not guarantee a result, because first we also have to keep a clean sheet.

“Yet I still believed that the team will take steps, that this is a backwards but in the general context we will move forward.

“Here was a day to be happy but in the end we fell underwater and ran out of breath.”

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