LaLiga: Lopetegui: Competition for places is key for any squad to improve
LaLiga Sevilla have 10 new signings this summer
Julen Lopetegui is pleased with the way Sevilla are shaping up ahead of the new season after a friendly win over Liverpool on Sunday night.
Monchi has been working hard over the summer, bringing in 10 new signings, which means that Lopetegui has plenty of options to choose from.
“Competition is key for any team to improve,” Lopetegui said.
“This is what we’re trying to encourage, competition, that [the players] train with the goal of helping the team.
“[We’re trying to get] the players to put across this ambition, this willingness to work and this passion.”
The Andalusian side beat the Champions League holders 2-1 in Boston thanks to goals from Nolito and Alejandro Pozo.
“It was a good test, a very demanding one against the reigning European champions,” Lopetegui continued.
“They were missing some key players, but it’s normal that these matches are so demanding because the big teams and champions are obliged to play them.
“We were really excited to take another step forward in our preparations, which is the most important thing.”