Alcaraz: ‘Levante pressure the same’

Levante boss Lucas Alcaraz says the pressure his team are under to ensure top-flight safety is still the same as earlier in the season.

Los Granotes take on Sevilla on Tuesday night at the Ciutat de Valencia having opened up a five-point gap between themselves and the relegation places.

However, Alcaraz is taking nothing for granted until it is mathematically certain.

“Until we achieve our objective the pressure remains the same because we still have to beat our opponents and try to win games,” he told a Press conference.

“I understand we have a bit of a cushion but right now it’s still no different to before. We have few days in which to recover after the win over Almeria at the weekend and we will be up against a Sevilla team that is on the rise.

“The last match will not determine what happens in this one and we’re always ready to forget the previous game, whether we’ve won or lost.”

Alcaraz acknowledged that it is going to be difficult against the Andalusians and conceded Sevilla have one of the strongest teams in La Liga.

“They possess a very good squad, among the four or five best in the League, and also have a great Coach, so we’ll need to be at our best to carry on the good work.

“Sevilla have fast, physical footballers who are good at dead ball situations. We have to know how to counteract that and we need each one of our players to be at his best,” he concluded.

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