The joy did not last long for the fans of the Seville. After sealing their qualification to the quarterfinals of the Europa League, the team led by Jorge Sampaoli fell again in LaLiga of Spain and commits to relegation. With this defeat against Getafe by 2-0, the Blanquirrojo team reached eight games without winning away from home. And this worries the Argentine coach, that if he wants to reverse the situation he needs to start adding three.
Sampaoli assured this Sunday that if his team continues with the “visiting tonic of not playing“, he will have problems moving away from the relegation places before the end of the season. The Argentine coach acknowledged being “uncomfortable and annoying” for adding a new defeat as a visitor. Since October, Sevilla have not won away from the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium and, in their opinion, they will have to improve at home if they want to live more calmly.
For worse, Sevilla lost against another rival in need. With these three points, Getafe left the relegation zone and was 13th with 29 points. On the other hand, Sampaoli’s team is 14th with 28 units, just two points behind Almería, which marks the difference between those who lose the category and those who continue in the First Division of Spain. In the Blanquirrojo team, Marcos Acuña and Lucas Ocampos were starters, while Gonzalo Montiel joined the complement.
MORE STATEMENTS BY SAMPAOLI
“Uncomfortable, annoying. Beyond the proximity of a long trip to Turkey, we had the need to win here. We are all with the same feeling of impotence that prevented us from winning today. In the overall game, the team did not find the quality of the game and that’s where Getafe made the difference”.
“I see that if we continue with the visitor trend of not playing, I think it will be very difficult for us. Today we are in this reality and we have to try to get out of it.”
“The inefficiency was in not playing and in not having peace of mind in the rival field. A divided game, back and forth, and the rival is better at that.”
“At home I see a team that when they are in control is dangerous. Away from home they are in a hurry, they don’t have peace of mind and there is no connection to the game. Duels are established and that’s where the differences come out.”
“I’m worried about how the team plays. That other thing corresponds to the others, I can’t do anything about it.”