Unai Emery has insisted his Valencia past counts for nothing as Sevilla prepare to meet Los Che in tonight’s Europa League semi-final.
Emery spent four years as Valencia Coach, finishing third in La Liga on a number of occasions, but has told a pre-match Press conference that his current employers are his focus now.
“I’m 100% Sevilla. It’s very difficult to say a bad word about those four years in Valencia but not all my feelings are Sevilla. I’m rojiblanco,” AS reports Emery as saying.
“We know Valencia and know they are equal to us. I wish Valencia the best. They’re a great team with great players and although they have been more irregular in La Liga, in Europe they’re more consistent.
“They have a clear idea of the game and have experience in Europe. That’s what we’re against.”
Emery was asked what he felt would constitute a good result, and replied that he was unable to say without knowing how the game would progress.
“A good result is winning and not conceding but we also have to be prepared to find success elsewhere. It’s too important to give a clear answer to,” the Coach added.
“We believe we have a 50% chance of winning the tie. It’s different if we look at the League, yes, but this isn’t relevant.
“I truly believe there won’t be much between the teams because this is a great Valencia.
“We are cautious but we’re excited by our dreams. It’s a manageable position. That’s the reality and we want to give our best in the tie.”