Liverpool's Moreno ready for 'strange' final

2016-05-18 17:13
Alberto Moreno (TEAmtalk)

Cape Town - Alberto Moreno has admitted that he has been a supporter of Europa League final opponents Sevilla, but assured fans this won't affect his performance on Wednesday night.

The left-back started his top-flight career at the Andalusian club after moving from the second division side Sevilla Atlético in 2013, making him a veteran of the Sevilla's 2014 cup triumph.

"It will be a strange final. I was born in Seville, I'm from Seville and I'm a Sevilla fan. I was at Sevilla for 10 years - from a young age - but now I'm a Liverpool player. I'm happy here and I’m developing further," he told UEFA website.

"A year-and-a-half ago I was sharing the dressing room with my friends at Sevilla, and now I'll be facing them in a European final. It will be fantastic, and I can't wait for the day of the final.

"Winning the 2014 final with Sevilla is a wonderful memory," he added. "Winning a trophy is amazing - it was my first year as a professional, and winning the Europa League straight away was brilliant. Would I love to win it again? Of course. Everybody wants to win every possible trophy.

"Sevilla have a very good team, and as everybody knows they've reached three consecutive Europa League finals. They're a tough team with some great players, but we've also had a fantastic Europa League campaign, and we've become stronger and stronger.

"We have to be ourselves - we have to believe in ourselves, and do what we know how to do. Belief is the most important thing."


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.