Unai Emery suggests that Sevilla’s point picked up at Slovan Liberec on Thursday was a good one for how the game went.
Los Nervionenses dominated possession and created more of the play, but fell behind to a 20th-minute goal, before only equalising with two minutes of play to go through Vitolo, and after the home side had been reduced to 10 men midway through the second half.
“The point, for how the game has been, is good. It keeps us in front and we must be satisfied for being behind until the 85th minute,” considered Emery afterwards.
“We played a good first half, still superior to our opponent, with control and possession. We also had the clearest chances and in this we have conceded a goal for a mismatch on a counter-attack.
“The injustice of the goal should not hide that we were on our way into the game, but in the second half we could not find that line.
“Some defensive errors had encouraged some counter-attacks, but we were still dominant. We were in line for the draw and the win, but every minute we didn’t score we began to rush.
“On the play for the red card, we all hoped for the goal more than the red card, but in the end the equaliser came.
“We are satisfied because the point is good, the team looked to win but failed because the opponent scored and became defensively stronger.
“There are things in the game that allow us to take a step forward and now we have to endorse the seven points in our next home game, as group leaders.”