Emery: Sevilla had to be themselves

Unai Emery revealed he told the players the neutral ground was Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan as Sevilla came from behind to beat Liverpool in the Europa League.

Sevilla were technically the away team against the Reds and, having gone throughout the season without winning away from home, were behind at half time, only to fight back and win 3-1 to claim a third straight Europa League.

“It’s a unique satisfaction. Now we have to enjoy it, knowing we have another final on Sunday. Sevilla and the team deserve this,” Emery said post-match, AS reports.

“We organised our heads and we know why we’ve come this far. We had to remember the neutral field was the Sanchez Pizjuan, that we were in Seville. And the team took off.

“Liverpool are a great team and the goal increased their confidence. But that also happened with us. We felt strong, confident, when we equalised.

“The Europa League has given us a lot. I said we had to enjoy the final and we’d enjoy it twice if we won. The mental change led to the tactical change. We had to go forward, to be ourselves.”

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