Sevilla plan to 'tie up' Man Utd's Alexis Sanchez, jokes Vincenzo Montella

Share
Sevilla plan to 'tie up' Man Utd's Alexis Sanchez, jokes Vincenzo Montella

Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella suggested the best way for his team to stop Manchester United causing his side havoc in Wednesday's Champions League last-16 first leg is to tie up Alexis Sanchez with rope.

The match will likely see Sanchez make his first appearance in the competition for United following his January move from Arsenal, and he appears to have settled in quickly.

He hit back at rumours of a rift between the pair last week before the £89million club-record signing pulled out of the FA Cup win at Huddersfield with a mystery illness.

'I remember Sanchez really well from his time in Italy.

Montella's European experience includes his Fiorentina side being knocked out of the Europa League semi-finals by Sevilla in 2015, while his only journey in the Champions League was ended at the last-16 stage by Shakhtar Donetsk in 2011 while in charge of AS Roma. "He has improved a lot his style in his career and he's a really good player in terms of the transitions and finding spaces, and he has a really good speed in attack".

Sevilla have failed to reach the last eight in three attempts, falling to Fenerbahce on penalties in 2008, CSKA Moscow in 2010 and Leicester City last season.

He said: "Maybe we could kill him or knock him down or something!".

Montella admits he has huge respect for Mourinho and has been reading books about someone he reckons is a "pioneer" in the game. "More than 100 I think, but we will be ready to play this match". "I hope he doesn't play".

"I'm very excited to be facing Mourinho, he was a pioneer in football tactics and I studied him a lot when I was starting out as a coach", the Italian added.

"I am really happy with the performance of my team", the former AC Milan boss said.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Conor McGregor: My 'son' Floyd Mayweather has walked out of rematch talks
Some can find the motivation to defend no matter what however where as some cannot . "The way it looks, I think so". It's when you find the motivation to keep earning what you already have, to defend.

Wolves' Butler opts for rest over All-Star action
In his first season with the Timberwolves, Butler is averaging 22.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 55 games. Butler's passion when it comes to basketball is defense and this game remains all about the offensive highlights.

WEATHER WARNING: Bitterly cold Russian air to blast NI
Cold air will be dragged across Britain from the east during the weekend signalling the start of a prolonged wintry blast. According to the Met Office, the bitterly cold spell of weather will set in later this week and last into March.

Why James Rodriguez ditched Real Madrid for Bayern Munich - father
However, the best thing he could do was leave the team. "Turning around with it's easier, when you have everything in front of you".

Alfa Romeo unveils first new F1 auto in 33 years
The last F1 vehicle to wear the Alfa Romeo badge was the 185T, a machine Riccardo Patrese dubbed "the worst auto I ever drove". Sauber also says the C37 adopts a new aero philosophy over the C36 in a bid to deliver a step forward in form.

Advisory Research Inc. Has $375000 Position in Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)
After $0.87 actual EPS reported by Amerisafe, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.60% negative EPS growth. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the stock.

MACOM Technology Solutions (MTSI) Given New $32.00 Price Target at DA Davidson
Mayo Investment Advisers Llc increased Macom Tech Solutions Holdings ( MTSI ) stake by 29.39% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 147,219 shares in the company, valued at $5,160,025.95.

Doom on Switch gets much-demanded gyro motion controls
Bethesda didn't say anything about the motion controls; it just let the new features sneak up on gamers. Players can use the Joy-Con gyro controls only, or in conjunction with traditional aiming.

Microsoft (MSFT) Given a $97.00 Price Target at Atlantic Securities
The Pennsylvania-based Jfs Wealth Advisors Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.12% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Royal Bankshares Of Canada holds 0.74% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 20.69M shares.

Jay-Z Dropped $110000 On A Night Out In NYC
After that, they thought they'd wet their collective whistles at Made in Mexico with an incredible $9,000 spent on drinks. Jay-Z 's fortunes have been well-documented , and it appears the Brooklyn mogul has no problem spreading the love.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.