How do you feel about the new competition in midfield?
“I think that’s good for the team. Level of the team is higher and competition is good. We are more comp between us. Level is higher and everything is better like this. We are just trying to work even harder to have a chance to play.”
Do you feel under pressure?
“No pressure at all. It is good for the team. I just think for the better of the team.”
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How do you feel about not playing regularly?
“Everyone wants to play, but the most important thing is that we try to win and we are winning so I am ok and when the call comes, I am working hard to be prepared for that.”
Getting more rest, is it better for you in a busy schedule?
“In a way it’s good and when you have big squad, when you can change it means you can recover and be ready for another day.”
Bad head injuries to David Luiz and Raul Jimenez, something that worries you?
“It’s very hard because you know we never want that, but it can happen certainly. I’m really sorry for what happened, but then it’s hard because you want to play. It is a hard question. We try to be careful, but it can happen unfortunately.”
Thoughts on Sevilla?
“We have big respect for their team because they are very organised. We need to try to press well. It’s a game for details because it’s a higher level of football. We need to be patient and create our chances and try to win the game.”
Is this the best squad you’ve played in?
“I played with so many good players and I’m pleased for that. We have a big team with so many talents and players we are happy for that. We just need to keep working hard and try to keep winning games.”
Are you ready for the physical game tomorrow?
“Yes, I am. We are. We have been…