With the 2015 UEFA Super Cup on the horizon, Sevilla captain Coke chatted about Ciro Immobile, the task of marking Cristiano Ronaldo and the best defender in the world.
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Who is your best friend at Sevilla?
Coke: Sergio Rico, Vicente Iborra, Nico Pareja, Seba Cristóforo, Vitolo, [José Antonio] Reyes ... We've been together for a long time.
Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi – who is more difficult to mark?
Coke: In my position of full-back, Cristiano Ronaldo because I have faced him more often, but both are very difficult to stop!
How far can Sevilla go in the UEFA Champions League?
Coke: Dreaming costs nothing ...
Best defender in the world?
Coke: Sergio Ramos. And before him, I liked Fernando Hierro because of how he played and what he represented.
Thoughts on the signing of Ciro Immobile?
Coke: We've only had two training sessions but already we can see that he sniffs a goal as soon as there's a shooting chance. He can be very effective for us.
Coke: When I was young I enjoyed 'Fray Perico y su borrico' but now I read lots of others.
Favourite team growing up?
Coke: Real Madrid until I signed for Rayo Vallecano!
Favourite player growing up?
Coke: Raúl González.
How does Unai Emery compare with previous coaches you've worked under?
Coke: He has a very consistent method of coaching and he's very demanding!
Favourite moment with Sevilla?
Coke: These last two years. We kept up our form all season culminating in lifting the [UEFA Europa League] trophy. I have spent four very happy years here!