Sevilla captain Jesus Navas was in tears after beating Inter 3-2 in the Europa League Final. ‘It means so much to me. This squad deserves it.'
The Nerazzurri had gone 1-0 up after just five minutes with a Romelu Lukaku penalty, but Luuk de Jong’s brace turned it around, Diego Godin equalised and the winner was a deflected Diego Carlos bicycle kick.
“This squad deserves it. We fought all year, experienced the difficult situation, like everyone, tried to get through day by day. The fans deserve it, those who love football like we do and we have to enjoy it,” Jesus Navas told Sky Sport Italia.
“Being able to lift the trophy as captain of my Sevilla means so much to me, for friends who are no longer here, like Jose Antonio Reyes.”
Coach Julen Lopetegui was also visibly moved at the victory, weeping in Cologne at Sevilla’s record sixth edition of the Europa League/UEFA Cup.
“Lopetegui works 24 hours a day for Sevilla, he got the best out of us.”
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