Emery stresses Mirandes respect

Unai Emery wants Sevilla to keep respecting Copa del Rey opponents Mirandes as he warns of a ‘physical’ quarter-final second leg.

Sevilla take a 2-0 lead from the first leg to the Segunda side and Emery warned of the dangers of slacking off.

“We prepare for this game with the hope and responsibility of being on the verge of the semi-finals,” he explained, AS reports.

“We respected Mirandes and need to continue what was done in the first leg. We came out with a good result but we will have all the respect for them, for what they showed a week ago.

“It’s an historic opportunity for them. It’ll be a very physical game, a lot of pressing and a lot of aerial duels. It’s a good game against a team that offers challenges.”

Emery was sent from the touchline in Sevilla’s last game, a goalless draw at Atletico Madrid, and is facing at two-game ban in the League as a result.

“I’m not thought of as a Coach that brings conflict and I’m experienced,” he said when asked about the sanction.

“I’m also aware there are times I have to defend myself, but I take this experience with criticism of myself.”

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