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Berizzo focusing on Tuesday’s Maribor test

Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo has chose not to dwell on the 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid at the weekend and instead focus on Tuesday night’s Champions League tie with Maribor.

Goals from Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann saw the Andalusians lose their first ‘big test’ of the season, relinquishing second place to their opponents, who moved close towards Barcelona at the top of the table.

The result leaves Sevilla in third place and whilst Berizzo was visually frustrated with the result at the Wanda Metropolitano – he has chosen to shift focus on the upcoming European fixture with Maribor at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

“We come from playing in England against Liverpool to this game. Our home games are very important and we need to win, we have to be strong in our own stadium and we hope to do that tomorrow, ” he told reporters.

When asked about his opponents, Berizzo said the game would not be easy and told his players to use the ball better than they did on Saturday.

“We are used to playing in different competitions and we do that naturally. Tomorrow’s match will be a test, we must attack with speed and use the ball to hurt them, something we lacked in Madrid.”

Sevilla have undergone a superb start to the season domestically, having beaten Las Palmas, Girona, Eibar and Getafe – whilst draws with Espanyol and the defeat to Atleti leave them on 13 points.

Maribor, who sit joint top of the Slovenian league having not lost in their last eight competitive games, beating Aluminij at the weekend 3-2.

The visitors drew their opening Champions League group game with Spartak Moscow, a result which left the group all tied after Sevilla’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield two weeks ago.

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