Jorge Sampaoli replied “I see myself going to bed in pain, thinking that a dream has gone” to questions about his future after Sevilla’s Champions League exit.
Sampaoli and Sevilla endured a miserable Tuesday night as the Andalusians lost 2-0 at Leicester City and subsequently 3-2 on aggregate, while the Coach was sent to the stands, but he refused to accept his side were inferior to the Premier League champions.
“The setback of the first goal caused the team to get cold feet,” he said after the game.
“Their goalkeeper was very important in both matches, saving two penalties. Beyond the pain, the players have to stick with their work.
“With 10 men, we still forced Leicester back to their goal, the team were all over them in the second half and created dangerous situations, but it was difficult because were playing at home.
“I think this result is undeserved. These types of games are resolved by details and ours were worse.
“Nasri? He contributed a lot when he was on the pitch. I don’t know about his red card, I was very far away from it and I couldn’t see him, but I hope he stays because he brings us a lot going forward.
“My dismissal? I don’t know why it happened. I think the fourth referee got it wrong because all I did was complain about a bad goal we conceded.
“My renewal? I see myself going to bed in pain tonight, thinking that a dream has gone.”