Sevilla caretaker Joaquin Caparros has pledged to make the side ‘spit blood’ in their last four games of the season.
Caparros replaced Vincenzo Montella on Saturday, although the 62-year-old – who coached Sevilla between 2000 and 2005 – will be moved into another non-playing role once the season is out.
“We’re going to leave everything, absolutely everything for the Europa League,” the former Athletic Bilbao and Deportivo La Coruna boss said at his official unveiling.
“There are only four games left, but we’re going to spit blood. I’m very happy because Sevilla have remembered me.
“It’s a difficult situation, but I’ve always wanted to come back here. I definitely won’t be the Coach here next season.
“What I want is to be close to the youth academy, where the players come through, and [work] with a top youth director like Pablo Blanco, who has experience and desire.
“We’ll go step by step. First come Real Sociedad and then Real Madrid. We must only think about our most immediate objectives.
“Miracle-maker? I’m not a saviour, the saviours are the players and they’re very talented. We’ll try to put together a good team.
“Will I play N’Zonzi? I have to look at his face first and see what it transmits to me. The club have opened a file on the player and I have to read it. I have to see his face and talk to him.
“My work? I could tweak something, but it’s clear that all our work is almost done. Of course we can pick up the 12 points we have left, but we have to take things step by step. We’re looking forward to Friday.”