Arrasate: Champions League not over

Jagoba Arrasate has insisted that Real Sociedad’s attempt to qualify for next year’s Champions League isn’t over with defeat to Sevilla.

Kevin Gameiro’s goal condemned La Real to a 1-0 reverse and leaves Arrasate’s team seven points behind Athletic Bilbao in fourth.

While Arrasate conceded the loss was a setback, he insisted to reporters that there was enough time to make up the gap before the end of the season.

“[Our Champions League push] doesn’t stop and the next 12 games are the most important.

“The approach was the same [as last week’s win over Barcelona] but the game went differently.

“Before Sevilla’s goal we had a clear chance but chances in the game were isolated. A draw wouldn’t have been unfair.

“Sevilla gave us less room to counter, perhaps because they know of the danger of La Real.”

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