Sevilla coach, Vincenzo Montella, has praised his team for beating Manchester United 2-1 on Tuesday night to qualify for the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Montella’s men went into the second leg after a goalless first leg in Seville. But striker Wissam Ben Yedder, who came off the bench, turned the table by scoring late two goals to send the Spanish club into the last eight of the competition.
“I’m very, very happy, it’s amazing we’ve won in this very special stadium and the first time in 60 years we’re in the quarter-finals of the Champions League,” Montella told reporters after the match.
“I have some very happy players who have got Sevilla in their soul and in their heart. All the players were fantastic, they played the game of their lives.
“Even though we didn’t create chances in the first-half we put in a good performance. I felt we were in control possession-wise and we have them very little opportunity to get close to our goal.
“In the second-half I’m pleased Ben Yedder turned things around and it was he who made the difference. He was decisive and finished well on two occasions.”
Montella added: “We took risk against Valencia and paid by losing that game. However, tonight we were very effective and it was a totally different style of play and I’m happy we managed to turn things around.
“Everything is difficult. I think it’s just as hard catching Valencia or getting to the final. There are two more rounds before the final so let’s talk about the quarters before we talk about the final.
“I’m not thinking about the next opponent, whether it be Italian or whoever, I’m just enjoying this moment.”
Sevilla join Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Roma and Juventus in the quarter-finals, with the final two teams to be determined on Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, Montella on Monday warned United that his players will give 100% against the Red Devils because the match is a special game for the club.
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