What a terrible season this has been! Despite getting further than anticipated in the cups, even making history in the Champions League, we have had to endure one of our worst league campaigns in years.
The pain has been compounded with the upheaval of two managerial sackings, and some absolute hammerings on the park (we currently have -12 goal difference). None more painful than the 3-5 proverbial kick in the stones by a resurgent Real Betis, who now officially lord it over us in La Liga with Europa League qualification already assured for next season. To their delight Beticos finally have the bragging rights after such a long wait, something that must be rectified sooner rather than later.
All in all it has been a season to forget for sure, and yet in true Sevilla style we still have a chance at salvaging something from it, with one last push for Europa League qualification.
The 4 games that remain contain no trips outside of Andalucia, and we have no cup distractions to get in the way. These two facts are about the only positives we can take at this very moment. Oh and of course, and no more Montella in the dugout, who let’s face it was worse than Berizzo.
The club has decided to hit CTRL+ALT+DEL once again, and we are left for the remainder of the season with enthusiastic volunteer Sevillista Joaquin Caparros, who is someone we well know from his time
- H- Real Sociedad – tonight
- H- Real Madrid – next Wednesday
- A – Real Betis – next Saturday
- H – Alaves – the weekend of the 19th
Realistically 6 points is the absolute minimum return we should expect from these final 4 games, which would leave us on 54 points, which I doubt will be enough to secure a return to Europe next season.
As Caparros says though, let’s take it one game at a time and see what happens.
One thing is for sure though, 3 points are absolutely vital tonight, with the performance not mattering one bit. Win at all costs, or what is left of our season is as good as over.
¡Vamos mi Sevilla!