Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui hails 'world-class' Inter Milan
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Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui hails 'world-class' Inter Milan

Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui on Thursday heaped praise on Inter Milan ahead of their Europa League final in Germany.

The Spanish side have won Europa League a record five times, but will face a stern test on Friday when they take on Inter who thrashed Shaktar Donestk 5-0.

“Inter are team full of world-class players, but we are excited about the final and determined to put in a great performance,” Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui told a news conference on Thursday.

“We will have to play to our strengths and be a team that works hard for each other as well as a reliable one that plays as it knows how. Our opponents will ensure we will have to be at our very best.”

Midfielder Joan Jordan echoed his coach.

“Our opponents are very difficult to play against and we have a lot of respect for them, it’s going to be one of those games which are decided by the finest of margins,” he said.

Conte, a Premier League winner with Chelsea and triple Serie A champion with Juventus as a coach, said he felt a sense of responsibility to win a trophy with Inter.

“The moment I accepted this job I said we had to try and win something and that perception has grown each day,” he said.

“I have got a very good group of players who always want to improve, to work hard, and now they have a chance to do something historic.”