Sevilla forward, Jesus Navas, has admitted his side’s semi-final clash with Manchester United in Sunday will not be an easy one.
The Spain international spent four years at Manchester City (2013- 2017), and is well aware of how dangerous United can be on their day.
Speaking to UEFA about the meeting on Sunday, the 34 year old said, “I’ve played against them several times. I recall the passion surrounding the [Manchester derby from my time at Manchester City]. I was lucky enough to appear in some really special games and those were great times.
“We know they’re tough opponents and it’ll be difficult. We’re clear about what we have to do and are focused on what we have to do at every stage of the game. Let’s hope we can go out and win the match.
“In terms of their individual players, they’ve got some quick players up top who are dangerous. We’re focusing on ourselves and knowing what we have to do in each game – and, particularly, keeping calm when necessary and then attacking at pace.
“The important thing is that we go into [Sunday’s game] with all the hope in the world of reaching the final. We’ll be going all out.”
United have been brilliant on the road to the Semis, so we don’t expect anything less on Sunday.
However, it is also important to note that Sevilla want to win too, and considering how good their history in the competition is, it would be a disaster to underrate their ability.