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SQUAD TRAIN IN SEVILLE

Posted on 6 April 2007  - 12:00

Sevilla will take a 2-1 first leg lead to White Hart Lane for next Thursday's return match, however, the manager's first thoughts were with our supporters following the disturbances which unfolded on the opposite side to the technical area.

Sevilla will take a 2-1 first leg lead to White Hart Lane for next Thursday's return match, however, the manager's first thoughts were with our supporters following the disturbances which unfolded on the opposite side to the technical area."I had to look at it but then had to tell myself to focus on the game," said Martin. "When it started I couldn't believe my eyes when the police dived in and I was really worried about our fans.

"It was an awful scene which will hopefully never happen again.

"We had four away games in the UEFA Cup before this and games in Europe during pre-season and have not had any problems with our fans.

"It was a terrible situation, but credit to the fans for remaining calm for the rest of the game.

"Even after the game was horrendous, there was one fan taking a picture of the team bus and a policeman battered him in the face. The players were really upset."

We return to league matters tomorrow with a trip to Chelsea, less than 48 hours after our first leg in Seville, in which Martin reports that Lee Young-Pyo, Paul Stalteri and Pascal Chimbonda all picked up knocks.

"Lee Young-Pyo has sustained an injury to his knee and Paul Stalteri took a knock so we will have to make an assessment on that.

"Pascal Chimbonda has got a little knee problem but hopefully he will be fine.

"We trained this morning on the Sevilla training ground and had a good session. We will know more about who is available for selection in the morning."