Thursday January 18 2018
‘Sevilla must build on Atleti win’

Vincenzo Montella expressed his delight with Sevilla’s 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid but warned “it’s just a base for us to work from.”

Goals from Jesus Navas and Joaquin Correa in the final 10 minutes gave Montella his third straight win in the Copa del Rey and condemned Atleti to their first domestic defeat of the season.

“Problems? Things take time because whenever there’s a change of Coach, the concept changes,” the Coach said after the game.

“It’s a base to work from because it’ll be very difficult in the return leg. I found the team to be very compact and saw an improvement in our general game.

“Now we have to recover for what’s ahead of us. The win gives us a lot of confidence and conviction, but I repeat it’s just a base for us.

“We knew it was going to be difficult for us at a complicated stadium. We took a few more risks, which is what I wanted.”

Football Italia website