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Sevilla pair Lopetegui and Navas on Athletic Bilbao defeat: Tough blow - we'll keep trying

Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui admits defeat to Athletic Bilbao was a heavy blow.

Sevilla conceded a 90th-minute goal to fall to a 1-0 defeat at home to Athletic Bilbao on Monday, delivering a near fatal blow to their La Liga title hopes.

"We could easily have been awarded a penalty, we didn't have any luck," said Lopetegui.

"We have won many games with far fewer chances than we had tonight. But we have earned the right to dream of the title and we'll keep going."

Sevilla captain Jesus Navas also said: "It's a very tough blow. We tried everything, we had a lot of chances and then they had one opportunity and scored.

"But we're going to keep on trying, we're going to fight in every game and we're going to Madrid next week to win."

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