If anyone had any lingering doubts as to Unai Emery’s hunger to win another Europa League, they would quickly have been dispelled by listening to his press conference in Lisbon on Wednesday.
Our head coach mentioned no less than four times how important the competition is to him, the players and the club, and having lifted the trophy three times in a row during his time at Sevilla, he knows exactly what is required to do it.
Emery admitted that this game against Sporting CP will play a large part in deciding who tops the group, and the squad he has named speaks of how seriously he is taking it. No one has been left at home, this is a squad and a team that is expected to deliver in Lisbon.
Read on for a comprehensive match preview, Emery's thoughts on the game, the latest team news, stats, and analysis of the opposition.
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