Berizzo discusses fan whistles after Levante drawDecember 18, 2017
Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo has spoken after his side’s 0-0 draw against Levante and given his thoughts on whistles from home fans.
Heading into Friday night’s game in Seville, Berizzo’s side were hoping to bounce back after a rather dismal and poor 5-0 thumping at the hands of Real Madrid last weekend.
Levante, who started the season fairly well have since dropped off the pace and found themselves hovering over the relegation places, but a good performance saw them earn a respectable point.
Berizzo, who returned to the dugout for the first time, following successful surgery on a prostate cancer problem, has spoken after the home fans gave his players whistles after the result.
“Whistles from the crowd? When the team don’t play well, the fans make their feelings clear, ” the Argentine told reporters.
“Not winning only adds to what happened at the Bernabeu. They had a right to be angry.”
Whilst the home side failed to really test Levante keeper Oier; it was the visitors who had the better first half chances.
Jose Luis Morales was a constant threat down the left hand start and he tested Sergio Rico, who made a smart stop.
The game ended 0-0 at the interval, which brought a few whistles from the home crowd and they had nothing to cheer about in the second half as the home side did not get any better.
Wissam Ben Yedder had very few opportunities to test Oier, whilst Ever Banega was struggling to create.
Winger Jesus Navas was hauled on by Berizzo towards the end of the game but the former Manchester City man failed to make an impact.
Berizzo added comment on his team’s performance and said that his side need to play with more creativity in attack.
“We came into the game from a defeat and we had to bounce back. We couldn’t win, but we have to keep going.
“We played with bravery and a serious attitude during the match, but our football was lacking.
“Our opponents did their thing, they locked themselves up very well and we lacked creativity in attack.
“We didn’t want the draw, but we have to keep working hard. We had a bad game at the Bernabeu but played with anger, even if our football was lacking.
“It was a match where we didn’t play with clarity, but we’ve gained a point and we’ll keep going.”
The draw sees Sevilla maintain their impressive run at home in 2017, having not lost, winning 17 and drawing on nine occasions.
The point sees them move up to fifth in the La Liga standings, whilst Levante move up to 15th but could drop back down as low as 17th if the teams below them secure three points.