Emery questions Sevilla defence

Unai Emery questioned Sevilla’s defensive organisation after his side “loosened up” in their last-gasp 2-1 defeat to Valencia on Sunday.

Kevin Gameiro appeared to have rescued Sevilla a late point at Mestalla, but Alvaro Negredo netted the winner for Valencia in added time to condemn his former side to a third defeat in four games and leave them without an away win in La Liga as they fell 12 points behind fourth-placed Villarreal.

“It was a game of two halves,” the Coach said after the game.

“We knew Valencia would press us, and they caused us problems in the first half, so the 1-0 reflected what happened before the break.

“When we equalised, we had a few minutes to try to win the game, but they scored in the last minute and we lost.

“The difficulties [of the defeat] are that two penalty appeals for [Fernando] Llorente resulted in a yellow for him on the second one. It wasn’t necessary.

“I was told there was a hand [from Andre Gomes in the build-up to Negredo’s winner], but it was difficult for the referee to see it.

“In the last kick of the game, we loosened up and they were able to find the gap to score.

“The truth is that we lacked missed some details.”

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