Unai Emery insists Sevilla will attack Celta Vigo on Sunday as they plan to take the race for Champions League qualification in La Liga down to the wire.
The Andalucians can move to within a solitary point of fourth-placed Valencia, who drew at Real Madrid on Saturday, with victory at Balaidos, and the Coach has urged his players to go all out in their bid to topple Los Che.
“The last three games of the season will decide the outcome of our race with Valencia for fourth place. Our only option against Celta is three points,” he said at a Press conference.
“Celta have European aspirations of their own and are in a position to realise them, so they also need to win.
“They have some injuries, but they’re an aggressive team with intensity, who demand much of their opponents, so we must come prepared with the sole intention of maintaining our dreams [of finishing fourth].
“I expect a very demanding game. Celta have proved to be a hard-working, dynamic team who like one-on-one duels, borne from their aggressive positioning.
“We’re going to attack them and play with intensity. I want us to be close to their goal and win back possession quickly.
“There will be a lot of contact in the game, and control will come from whoever plays more intensely.
“[On Sevilla’s potential swoop for Michael Krohn-Dehli], he’s having a very good season.
“The team have matured a lot in differentiating each competition and they know that they’re on the verge of achieving something important.
“They’ve acclimatised to playing on two fronts very well this season and now we’re at the stage of the season where our dreams are still intact. We can’t stop now.
“We need players who didn’t play on Thursday to revitalise our physical and mental aspect [against Celta].
“[On the strike next week], in these cases I tend to be optimistic and believe very much in the dialogue [both sides will engage in].
“I respect both sides because the clubs are with the LFP and the players’ union. I think it’ll work out and I hope we finish the season with normality.”