Unai Emery was vocal in his praise of Sevilla's forthcoming opponents Eibar. "They're a mirror image of Atletico Madrid."
Confidence is flowing through the Andalucian side, as they prepare for Sunday's visit of the in-form Basques on the back of four straight victories, but the Coach warned his players against taking the new boys for a light touch.
"We played a match on Thursday, so logically we may be tired. Some players have come back from injuries, and we'll evaluate their availability," he told reporters at a Press conference.
"It's an important game. When you prepare for Eibar and analyse them, you'll find a well-armed team. We'll need lots of energy for 90 minutes.
"They're a mirror image of Atletico Madrid. There's much difficulty in every match, every duel. Eibar are always close-knit. They're having a great campaign and compete in every game.
"When they lose, they do it standing. We must try to impose our power on them, so our fans will be important.
"I always assess each match by weighing out the positives because the team have done many good things, but you always have to improve. We must grow, and that's what we're doing.
"There are more positive things than negative, and we want to repeat those positive things. Within my criticisms, I'll always draw on improvements. Tomorrow should always be better than yesterday.
"I'm very excited about the game. I want to see Sevilla play well, earn the three points and not think beyond that.
"Whenever I wake up, I express my gratitude for being Coach of Sevilla. Now we must rest, even if there's always an eagerness to return to the pitch."