Alvarez relieved after Sevilla clinch Champions League qualification

Sevilla coach Antonio Alvarez admits he lost hope before they managed Champions League qualification yesterday.

Sevilla coach Antonio Alvarez admits he lost hope before they managed Champions League qualification yesterday.

Their 3-2 win over Getafe - courtesy of Rodri's winner four minutes into injury time- saw Sevilla finish in fourth place.

"It was our dream for the entire season and with two minutes left, I nearly lost hope," Alvarez said. "But the team gave everything until the last minute, they never lost faith and they won the final prize.

"I knew [Rodri] as much as Luna, I know what they are capable of and they played because I trusted them."

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