Sevilla’s crisis has fingers pointing at Lopetegui
It hasn’t been a good start to 2020 for Sevilla as the Andalusian side have managed just five points from the 15 possible in LaLiga Santander, and have even fallen out of the Copa del Rey at the hands of Mirandes.
That Copa hangover has lasted too tong, as well, drawing against Alaves and losing to Celta Vigo.
Every bad run has its consequences, and people are looking for answers for Sevilla’s problems.
Paying the price for walking the tightrope
Seven of Sevilla’s 11 wins this season have come by the minimum margin possible, and five of those seven have been 1-0.
They’re stuck in the mud now because of a poor attack, a predictable plan and something of an identity crisis.
Being punished for lacking a punch
Monchi signed Youssef En-Nesyri and Suso in the winter to help carry the load in attack.
Sevilla’s forwards aren’t producing figures at the level of a team with Champions League aspirations, and their forwards have barely accumulated eight goals.
A string of errors
Alarms are sounding since the loss in Vigo.
Julen Lopetegui changed his setup, started his new signings and Sevilla went ahead.
But they didn’t finish the job and a MARCA poll showed that voters feel the blame should be shared between the coach and players.
A big February
Sevilla have four games in February.
First up is Espanyol, then a Europa League clash with Cluj before meeting Getafe and the Romanians again.
Lopetegui has said that they’ll be back to winning ways soon and that nothing is decided until May, but missing opportunities like in Vigo could prove costly.