Sevilla's season so far
"We still have players bedding in at the moment, both on and off the field and that’s a process that doesn’t occur overnight. The issues that we’ve had to face have been tough and I think that explains our disappointing start to the campaign.
“We were among the Group D favourites, of course, but so were Manchester City and Juventus. What we need to do now is make sure that we beat Borussia Monchengladbach to third place so we can compete in the Europa League, a competition that is very important to us.”
Juventus, “one of Europe’s best”
“To get a result tomorrow we have to believe in ourselves, just as we did when we beat Barcelona and Real Madrid earlier in the season here.
"Juventus are a team of similar stature to Barca and Real so we’ll need to produce the same quality and intensity levels tomorrow night as we did then.
"I’ve studied Serie A in great depth and the quality of Juventus’ defence is truly unique for its organisation, discipline and consistency. They have three superb centre-backs in Barzagli, Chiellini and Bonucci.
"Whether they play with a three or a two-man defence they are always solid and that kind of reliability is difficult to come by at any level.
“Naturally we need to improve all over the field but particularly in the final third since we pride ourselves on our offensive philosophy. There’s work to be done in forward areas, not only in terms of our finishing, but also in the delivery of the final pass and our movement off the ball.
"Our performances in that department at the moment are below-par compared to last season.
"This is my fourth season at the club and we’ve played with two strikers on many occasions, even when we were criticised for a lack of balance.
"Obviously losing a player like Ivan Rakitic meant we had to change our system and deploy a lone striker and a five-man midfield instead.
“We’ve earned some good results playing with one man up front and it’s a setup with which we are equally as comfortable. We’re under a fair bit of pressure at the moment to put points on the board so the most balanced formation is the best one for us.
“Having said that, there is a possibility that we will play with two strikers tomorrow night.”