Sevilla “crushed” Liverpool and outsung their fans in the Europa League final, claims coach Dmitry Cheryshev.
The Reds took a one-goal lead against two-time holders Sevilla on Wednesday through Daniel Sturridge, and looked on course to claim their first European honours in 11 years.
But Kevin Gameiro equalised almost instantly in the second half, while Coke scored twice as the Spaniards claimed a third consecutive Europa League trophy.
Speaking to SportFakt, coach Cheryshev defended the performance of the woeful Alberto Moreno, as well as goading the Premier League side’s fans.
“Can you imagine what if feels like to be louder than 12 thousand British fans? What happened in the second half is partly down to the fans,” Cheryshev said.
When put to him that Moreno had a poor game, Cheryshev replied: “I do not agree with you. Moreno played a very disciplined game. The mistakes that he had were down to us. We were just waiting in the wings, and succeeded.
“In general, we played very strict and disciplined play. We allowed the opponent to create just two chances in the first half, but after the first goal was scored we simply crushed Liverpool. We wanted to win more.
“I am overwhelmed with emotion. To watch how your team is completely transformed, radically changed after the break, start to play different football, more aggressive, more of what we have shown throughout the season.”