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Sevilla overwhelmed by historic success

"What more can you ask for?!" said man of the match Éver Banega after leading Sevilla FC to a second straight UEFA Europa League title. "We're making history," echoed Daniel Carriço.

Aleix Vidal lifts the trophy
Aleix Vidal lifts the trophy ©Getty Images

Éver Banega, man of the match
We knew it was going to be difficult because it was a final. We weren't casual on the pitch, we were incredibly focused on our task. We knew they'd be really tough opponents but we worked hard to win because we have all our friends and family here!

We have a great coach and he is getting the very best out of us – we don't relax whether we are on the pitch or on the bench. We have really healthy competition for places here. [Unai Emery] supported me, pushed me and helped me develop. Winning this final and going straight into the Champions League – what more can you ask for?!

Daniel Carriço, defender
It's amazing what we're doing: making history with this club, a club with great ambition and a tremendous crowd. They follow us to every stadium. It's hard to describe what we are feeling right now, after consecutive years of winning this trophy, which is a difficult one to win. This is tremendous for us and our fans, and we are delighted that we will bring our city this fourth UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League.

It was a tough game, Dnipro didn't get to the final by chance but on merit. They pressed very hard and you have to give them credit because they took the lead and forced us to come back – then they recovered themselves. The key to our team is the solidarity, the unity.

[Carlos] Bacca usually scores and today he had the opportunity to get two. We are very happy for him, today was his turn to be the protagonist. But when we win, we all win, from the kit man to the chairman.

Vidal: We always believed

Aleix Vidal, defender
I said before that if Dnipro could beat Napoli, they had a great chance in the final and they showed that tonight with a strong performance. But I've always believed in this team and thought it was going to end well.

We were level at 2-2 for a while, which was nice for the spectators, showing them that it was a tough and open final. But ultimately we created more opportunities and were deserved winners.

There are so many emotions, but for me the most important thing is that finally, after the extraordinary work we have put in, we have been rewarded. And what better reward than a trophy that also takes you directly to the Champions League?!

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