So I was looking at Sevilla’s remaining schedule for the year, and the following little stretch stuck out to me:
April 24: vs. Valencia (Europa)
April 27: @ Bilbao
May 1: @ Valencia (Europa)
May 4: vs. Villarreal
So…the semifinals of a European competition, interleaved with games against the teams directly above and below us in La Liga. Pretty much everything that matters about our season, in 11 days. Suddenly all those games where we rotated Rakitic and co (and still played well and won) feel very important and pretty darn reassuring.
It’s a tough 11 days, but you know what? I like our chances.