"Fear isn’t part of our vocabulary' - Conte sounds Europa League warning to Sevilla ahead of final
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"Fear isn’t part of our vocabulary' - Conte sounds Europa League warning to Sevilla ahead of final

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has urged his players to 'write history' when they face Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday night. 

Speaking ahead of the match, the Italian further sounded out a warning to the Spanish side, who stunned Manchester United in the semi-finals. 

“The word ‘fear’ isn’t part of our vocabulary," Conte said in response to what Inter should fear about Sevilla. 

"We have great respect for Sevilla and hold their team, history, and experience in this competition in high regard. The respect is there, but we’ve got our own cards to play, and we’ll look to do so in the most effective manner.” 

Conte was however coy on his immediate future at the club, with rumours linking him with an exit after just a season at the helm.  

“Over the years I’ve learned to live in the moment. At the minute, I’m doing just that: I’m in a press conference ahead of a final with two champions like Handanovic and Godin beside me. But for the time being I’m thinking about the final. We’re focusing on the here and now, aiming to have no regrets at the end,”

While this is Inter Milan's first final in 10 years, Sevilla have become Europa League specialists in recent seasons, winning three on the bounce from 2014 to 2016.