Emery defends under-fire Fazio

Unai Emery leapt to the defence of under-fire Federico Fazio after Sevilla’s 2-2 draw with Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

Sevilla went 2-0 up at Vallecas inside the opening 20 minutes, but the Tottenham Hotspur loanee lost Manucho for Rayo’s first goal back, before he failed to keep out the cross for Miku’s equaliser, leading to criticism from Nervionenses fans on social media.

“We competed and were the better team for most part, making Rayo suffer,” the Coach said after the game, which also continued Sevilla’ winless away record in La Liga.

“We had chances to make the score 1-3 and there was a possible penalty [on Kevin Gameiro].

“It seemed very clear that we’d go further ahead, and we deserved to clinch the win.

“The team played with attitude, so the result leaves us feeling disgruntled.

“We have to give credit to Rayo because they turned around the match.

“Still, we’re on the right track because the team are growing.

“We have to adjust certain things in defence, such as giving Fazio time to adapt. I think we need greater security in the team.

“I’m happy with the players, although we have to refine certain details.”

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