Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca insisted afterwards that Sunday’s derby against Real Betis was more like a final than a League game.
Unai Emery’s men eventually ran out comfortable 4-0 winners, with Colombian striker Bacca claiming the first early on and also providing an assist for Vitolo to round the goalkeeper and score the third.
“It was a final and you t win finals, not just play in them,” the former Brugge man told reporters.
“We knew that we had to pressurise them further up the pitch, to make them respect that this is our home, and that is what we did.
“We got a goal in the second minute and that allowed us to relax and become stronger.”
Bacca went on to talk about his experience of what was his first Sevilla derby.
“It was beautiful. All week when I’ve been out and about people have reminded me that it was the derby and today I experienced it.
“We were able to win and thank God I have the confidence of the boss, coaching staff and my teammates.
“I’m still stepping up a level and developing,” he added.