Alvarez relieved after Sevilla clinch Champions League qualification

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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