Wednesday January 10 2018
Montella: No 3-5-2 at Sevilla

Vincenzo Montella has ruled out switching to a back three at Sevilla. “You need time, but we don’t have that.”

Montella crashed to a 5-3 home defeat to city rivals Real Betis in his first game as Sevilla Coach last weekend, but the former Milan boss made it clear he would not try to emulate the three-man defenec that yielded mixed results at San Siro.

“I think it’s a squad that’s built to play with a back four,” he said at a Press conference.

“In order to play with three at the back, you need time, but we don’t have that.

“I don’t think it’s just a tactical issue. We must find balance during matches. My priority is making the team more compact.

“We must improve when we don’t have the ball and be more forward-thinking when we do.”

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