Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic has called on fans to get behind the team ahead of their clash with Valencia.

Sevilla go into the match in 11th place and five points behind their eighth-placed opponents.

"I understand that they are concerned that the situation is a bit complicated, but we need your support, the whistles do not help us and together we can pull this off," Rakitic told Sevilla FC Radio.

"After beating Osasuna, it is important to do the same at the Mestalla. But it would not help if we do not win. If not, I'd rather lose in Valencia and win the next four games."