Unai Emery hailed his Sevilla players for being “far superior” to their Valencia counterparts in Sunday’s 1-0 win at Sanchez Pizjuan.
Sergio Escudero’s goal early in the second half, aided by red cards to Joao Cancelo and Javi Fuego, proved the difference in Andalucia, but the Coach was adamant the result did not do his side’s performance justice.
“We were superior at all times in the match,” he said after the game.
“We feel more confident at home, and in every game we have to regain credibility.
“We needed defensive security, while retaining our attacking capabilities, and we succeeded.
“We still had chances 11 v 11 and continued on the same line with one more man, both defensively and offensively and with strength, against a good team, which isn’t easy.
“2-0 would have allowed us to close the game out, and we could have been punished by an isolated move in the game, but we avoided that.
“We always want to play well at home and show aggression, intensity, breadth and depth, and we did that.
“We created plenty of chances, but the goals will come and the three points are important enough.
“You have to develop consistency at home. Now we must show it in our next two games in Logrono the Copa [del Rey] and A Coruna in the League.
“Hard work is the only way I know to gain trust and credibility.
“The team play with strength at home, which leads to wins, but they’re not enough for what Sevilla aspire to be and want.”