Lopetegui Reveals How Sevilla Became Europa League Champions 


Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui has disclosed the secret behind his team’s Europa League success this season.

The Spanish club claimed a record sixth Europa League title after edging Inter Milan 3-2 in Friday’s final in Cologne.

Despite falling behind early in the game, Sevilla fought back to emerge winners thanks to a brace from Luuk De Jong and a Romelu Lukaku own goal.

Inter’s fifth minute goal from the spot means Sevilla conceded early penalties in each of their final three matches in the tournament, including the 1-0 quarter-final win over Wolves and the 2-1 semi-final win over Manchester United, and Lopetegui highlighted his side’s resilience.

“It is very special. Always it is very special to win a cup,” the 53-year-old told reporters. “For us, for me, for the fans, it is very special. We have a happy ending.

“Luuk de Jong is a very good player, he worked for his moment and he was ready in the…

Source: Complete Sports