Sevilla – Athletic Match Comments

OK, so first of all the obligatory explanation for the prolonged absence. The writers here at Monchi’s Men all have pursuits beyond this blog, and unfortunately we all rely on those other pursuits for career development or income. In my case, I just finished the last schooling of my career (I hope) this week, and am currently traveling on the interview trail for the next couple weeks to secure gainful employment.

But enough about me, you came here to learn about Sevilla’s game against the Lions of Bilbao tomorrow. The international break was good to Sevilla, as several desperately missed players have all rejoined the team to fill in some glaring holes; Marcelino has reported that Kanouté, Negredo, and Perotti are all healthy enough to be counted on from the beginning tomorrow. Obviously, this is a collection of good news that will be welcome to anyone who has not enjoyed Sevilla’s recent struggles to find the net against some pretty poor teams in recent matches. It’ll probably also be music to Marcelino’s ears as he faces off against his boss’ preferred hire over the summer in Bielsa, who endured a slow start but who has recently been enjoying some positive results and some generally impressive displays.

Given the return of so many key players that figure to directly address Sevilla’s most frustrating deficiency the last month or so, and that this is a home game after an international break at only saw us lose Medel to injury, I’m feeling pretty confident about this match, so I say we’ll manage a 3-1 victory. Vamos mi Sevilla!