Sevilla have their eyes on Saturday’s game against Barcelona, a very demanding date where they arrive with bad results due to the poor performance at the beginning of the League season, with only one point of the possible nine, and perhaps with the absence of Karim Rekik, who trained in this Monday’s session with his teammates.
Rekik was an undisputed starter in the first three rounds of the league in the “sevillista” defense, which suffered absences after the departures of the Brazilian Diego Carlos and the Frenchman Jules Koundé, in the latter sold precisely to next weekend’s rival at Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán.
At the beginning of the week, as could be seen in the first fifteen minutes of training sessions open to the press, the Dutch defender did not work with the group, possibly due to discomfort after the game in Almeria and which will not prevent him from being available to receive Barcelona. on Saturday.
Sevilla’s coach, Julen Lopetegui, who is once again being questioned by the fans, due to the current situation of the team, as well as most of the second half of the last League season, addressed his players in a session held in one of the stadiums attached to the Jesús Navas Stadium, in the club’s Ciudad Deportiva.
Sevilla de Lopetegui’s disastrous start to points, fifteenth in the standings with two defeats (2-1 at Osasuna and Almeria stadiums) interspersed with a draw at home against Valladolid (1-1), generated great disappointment and concern both in the entity, in the squad and among the fans.
With the team planning to complete, with a possible exit and the desired incorporation of a striker with goals and perhaps one or two reinforcements, Sevilla’s objective is to reverse this scenario as soon as possible.
This objective is to inaugurate in the table the column of victories against a giant like Barcelona, next Saturday and against the restless Sevillista fans, precisely with another great duel three days later, as they debut in this edition of the Champions League against Manchester City by Pep Guardiola.