Sevilla Coach Unai Emery has said he is aiming to deliver Champions League football this season.
Speaking at a Press conference prior to Saturday’s game against Levante, Emery pointed to some of Sevilla’s La Liga rivals as a measuring stick for their chances.
“The goal is to get into Europe,” Emery said.
“If we are ambitious then the Champions League.
“We want to use Athletic as a reference point. They tell us how hard it will be to get there.
“If we want to be ambitious then we have a lot of work still do to.”
Sevilla go into Round 21 in seventh place, eight points behind Athletic, who hold the final Champions League place.
Emery also rejected the suggestion that the meeting with Levante is complicated by the presence of Joaquin Caprarros, formerly of Sevilla, in the visitors’ dugout.
“Who was here before has no impact on the game,” Emery said.
“If we don’t get the result then we’ve not been good enough in my opinion.
“Caparros is a man and another Coach, no more.
“To beat Levante we have to have patience and know how to handle the 90 minutes. And we need the crowd with us.”