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Sevilla coach Jimenez fed-up with lack of positive press

Sevilla coach Manolo Jimenez is fed-up with the lack of press they receive.

Sevilla set up a Copa del Rey final showdown against Atletico Madrid after squeezing past Getafe in their semi-final encounter this week, going through 2-1 on aggregate despite losing the second leg 1-0.

Jimenez said: "It hurts me that they don't rate the work the team has done in the Copa del Rey in knocking out Barcelona, Deportivo La Coruna and Getafe.

"We've eliminated great teams and I don't think it's fair to say that Sevilla did not deserve to win the ties against Barcelona and Getafe.

"It's true that in Getafe we had a poor game and in terms of play we have to improve, but it's also true that at the Riazor (3-0 win over Depor) we had a brilliant game, and in Barcelona.

"In 104 years of history we've been in seven finals and now it may seem easy, but it's not. This year we've got there by our own merit. We've not got there by the luck of the draw."

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