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Coke on Sevilla, best friends and Ronaldo

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.

Coke answered questions from fans of the UEFA Champions League Facebook page
Coke answered questions from fans of the UEFA Champions League Facebook page ©UEFA.com

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.

Favourite book?

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!

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