Sevilla have been paired with AS Roma in the round of 16 in the Europa League and that means a return for Sevilla’s sporting director Monchi to the club where he spent two seasons at. Where the Spanish club is fighting for a spot in next season’s Champions League, Monchi can’t help himself but to look forward to the clash with the Romans.
“First of all, it will be a very difficult game to come through, the one against Roma,” Monchi told the club’s website. “It’s difficult to look at anything else. Europa League has become a complex competition, there are big teams and it will be difficult to reach the Final. We must proceed step by step, trying to overcome every obstacle on our way.”
Monchi spent two seasons as a technical director at Roma and the club is still very special to him. “I know them very well; they have made changes and it till wake a lot on our part. They have a good team and a great history. They will be demanding opponents.”