Vincenzo Montella demands Sevilla’s league conflict at Deportivo La Coruna on Tuesday night is as important as the Copa del Rey final.
The Andalusian club have slipped to seventh in the standings following a keep running of poor outcomes in the group and go to assignment undermined Depor, four days before confronting Barcelona in the last.
“You cannot choose between competitions, we have to fight in all of them,” Montella is cited as saying by official Sevilla media.
“The final against Barcelona is obviously important but we must also prioritise qualification for Europe for the continuation of our club’s progress.
“Our match against Deportivo is just as important as the Copa final and yes the team needs to rest a little because it is a tiring season but we cannot discount games.
“Depor will be a tough opponent, they have climbed the table from recent games and they have a strong side so it will be tough as always, but we must carry the right attitude.”