Sevilla, Brighton more important than Liverpool - Mourinho

Lynette Rowe
March 14, 2018

But Montella is confident his side can progress to the semi-finals if they score the first goal of Tuesday's clash.

"That's modern football. We have to live within that environment and cope with it".

Mourinho's men have been written off at various points this campaign and major questions were asked and decisions queries ahead of each of their last three league games.

Jesse Lingard, a late substitute, also echoed the manager's sentiment. "We're playing against a team that didn't lose against Liverpool home and away, scored goals against Liverpool, drew against Liverpool - and they [Liverpool] are a very good team, so it says Sevilla are a really good team".

But, the Frenchman is likely to have to bide his time on the bench to begin with, with Marcus Rashford making a case for a start following his match-winning brace against Liverpool. "We know it's going to be tough, but you don't enter a competition to not win it".

That level of faith galvanised McTominay, who stormed around the pitch for 90 minutes with an nearly rapid sense of determination. With regular right-backs Jesus Navas and Sebastian Corchia both out injured, and Miguel Layun also absent due to injury, there will be some reshuffling that Montella has to do to get his defence ready. "It's something that you have got to accept", the Englishman said.

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'I don't know what Real Madrid's intentions are, but if I were them, I would think of another player'.

Paul Pogba missed the Liverpool game after picking up an injury in training on Friday, and Mourinho is uncertain whether the France global will be available against Sevilla.

While Sevilla have lost two of their four league games since, with Valencia leaving Andalusia with a 2-0 victory on Saturday. In the second half it was not our intention - I can not say this was the plan. "It was contact with a player in the last minute of the training session". "He was upset with a player and the same happened to me against Crystal Palace, where I was upset with my player and therefore they [the officials] understood that too".

Despite their 2-1 lead from the opening leg, though, they still face a huge challenge to down Roma, who followed up a 4-2 defeat of Napoli by beating Torino 3-0 on Friday.

"If people don't think we deserved it, I don't care". "A draw at Manchester is always a sign of a good game".

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