CARRY ON EUROPE
Jermaine Jenas is determined our European journey extends beyond the challenge of Sevilla in our quarter-final tie.
Jermaine Jenas is determined our European journey extends beyond the challenge of Sevilla in our quarter-final tie.The team tackle the first leg on Thursday at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium against a team currently sitting second in La Liga and JJ acknowledged that the ball containing the name of Sevilla at the draw was probably as tricky a tie that we could have been handed.
"They’re the holders so it is as big as they come," said JJ. "I watched their last game and they were lucky to come through. But we’ve got them now and we knew if we wanted to win this competition we would probably have to beat Sevilla at some stage, whether in the final, semis or quarters. So we’ve got them now, we are confident and looking forward to it.
"You don’t need any extra motivation to play in these games, this is what we want. We don’t want to be coming into this stage of the season with nothing to play for and we want to carry on in Europe. We've got a big game against Sevilla now and everyone looking forward to it," added the midfielder, who is not a stranger to playing in Spain from his Newcastle days.
"I've played against Mallorca before and a few other Spanish teams, their style of play is very technical and it will be a tough game.
"The atmosphere is different, in England it is a lot louder but they seem to enjoy their football out there, they flock to games in their thousands and we’re looking forward to the experience."
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