Pablo Machin keen on Europa League success

Sevilla boss Pablo Machin is keen on securing a place in the knockout stages of the Europa League suggesting they will give it their all in the last group tie

The La Liga side who are the record holders of the competition with five titles in the last 12 years – lost 1-0 at Standard Liege on Thursday night, meaning they must beat FC Krasnodar in their last game to qualify.

“We have failed again and when this happens in Europe, your position becomes complicated,” Machin told reporters, as cited by Football Espana via the club media.

“We were not allowed to play the game we wanted to play and they hurt us on the break, then when Pablo (Sarabia) was sent-off we struggled, that moment killed us.

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“We now know that to progress is not going to be a stroll in the park and that we will have to fight tooth and nail.

“But we are at home in front of our fans and they will push us on to qualify in what will be a difficult match.

“This has been a demanding group.”

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