Sevilla president Jose Castro has praised his side and Vincenzo Montella after their successful victory over Manchester United on Tuesday evening.
After a first leg 0-0 draw with Jose Mourinho’s side, Sevilla approached Tuesday’s visit to Old Trafford as underdogs, but a superb performance ensured Vincenzo Montella’s men would be in the draw for the Champions League quarter-finals on Friday morning.
A double from substitute Wissam Ben Yedder put the away side 2-0 up, before a late goal from Romelu Lukaku saw the game end 2-1 to the visitors and end with the La Liga side progressing.
Delight was seen as the players, coaching staff and club’s fans celebrated on the final whistle, and Castro’s delight has been heard too.
Speaking after the win at Old Trafford, Castro discussed how the team never stopped believing they could win the game and reminded press that they had beaten a team full of ‘flashy’ star players.
“This is a magic and historical night for us, for the team, for the club,” Castro told reporters after the game, as cited by Marca.
“It has been 6 years since we last reached this next stage of the competition and we have done so because we kept dreaming.
“We saw all the talk of making the impossible possible and we believed in ourselves, the team did not doubt themselves nor the Coach.
“We were able to defeat a team full of stars, of very expensive players who can play flashy football but we won with team-work.
“We are extremely happy, Sevilla are making history and the fans are enjoying it.”
The Andalusian side sit fifth in the league standings at present having lost 2-0 to Valencia at the weekend and Montella’s side return to league action this weekend as they face Leganes away from home.
Sevilla are joined by Real Madrid in the QF draw, whilst Barcelona could also be in the hat, playing their second leg tie with Chelsea on Wednesday night at the Camp Nou.