Champions is Champions
It is true that the headline is a truism, but depending on the tone in which we use it, we understand the burden of meaning involved. Unai Emery, Sevilla and its supporters collided face to face with this reality. The Champions League is the tournament of tournaments, the most important, the most competitive, the most demanding in the world. Understanding this in a wrong way could lead many fans to consider as a failure the march of Sevilla in this competition.It is important to highlight the high expectations promoted by the inner club. In some way this is logical, it is in our football nature.
It is true that Sevilla does not cross its best moment. It is true that Sevilla is not going well in the league, but in the Champions League, even in this hard group, is quite logical. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern, Chelsea, Inter, Barcelona, Manchester United, Milan and Liverpool were the last ten winners of the Champions League. How many of these teams are forced to sell the half of their squads at the end of the season and rebuilt a new one? It is an honor, success and satisfaction to see the Sevilla playing in the Champions League and hear a capella hymn that any outsider wants to owe it, but to aspire to higher levels the club must grow economically and stop being a seller team to be a buyer team. Simple. Ah! You can hardly find someone better than Unai to the bench, despite the whistles Wednesday in Nervion.
Madrid won with mediocrity but it is still Real Madrid. Barca won without Messi, because it’s the Barca. Atletico equalized and is the mirror where Sevilla must look in its evolution as a club. Valencia lost, but can be classified, is like Sevilla, but fortune gave the group H instead of D.
Returning to the winter market, as I did last week, I advance that the young AC Milan player Suso, who was born in Cádiz international at youth level , is going to play for Deportivo de la Coruña. Milan meanwhile is trying to fill this out with the addition of Palermo player Franco Vazquez, but the Italian-Argentine is also followed by Chelsea and Inter Milan.
To all this the league continues, the eleventh day offers us some fictures with maximum expectation. Sevilla – Real Madrid is perhaps the most attractive. It is time for the Sevilla resurgence from the ashes or to aggravate the crisis in which it is immersed. Sanchez Pizjuan will surely be a pressure cooker. Malaga receives Betis. The first is in crisis, the second on the verge of it. It will be a game for the brave, but just see a match to … tie the result. Granada pays visit to Rayo . We can say the same in this match, except that I do not see Paco Jemez´s squad playing defensively.
A week more we live in the football roller coaster, we go from euphoria to disappointment in just a moment, but this is what makes great our sport. As you you know: Football like real life, always surprises us.