Seville (Spain), May 13 (IANS) Sevilla’s Spanish forward Fernando Llorente hopes that his team can win the two finals of the UEFA Europa League and the Copa del Rey this football season.
Llorente on Thursday recalled that in 2012 when he played at Athletic Bilbao, was a “wonderful year” although his former club lost the same two finals, and hopes that his current team will have better fortune than Bilbao this season, reports Efe.
Sevilla will be playing in two finals, the UEFA Europa League against Liverpool next Wednesday, and then the Copa del Rey against Barcelona on May 22.
In a UEFA-sponsored press conference, he noted that Sevilla will first focus on the Europa league and then the Spanish cup.
The Spanish forward added that the European final “comes at good time” but warned that Liverpool is a “tough opponent” and used to playing in these kinds of games.
Llorente added that Saturday’s La Liga clash against Athletic Bilbao will be a “good test” ahead of Wednesday’s final against Liverpool.