Carrico: Sevilla must adapt quickly to Sampaoli

Daniel Carrico says pre-season training has been very challenging and that he and his Sevilla team-mates can learn a lot from their new coach, Jorge Sampaoli.

The Argentine has been brought in to take over from Unai Emery, who departed the Spanish club after four extremely successful years at the helm.

Emery, who has replaced Laurent Blanc at Paris Saint-Germain, lead Sevilla to three consecutive Europa League title – a record-breaking feat – and replacing him was always going to be a challenge.

Carrico, a veteran of all three successful Europa League campaigns, spoke about the new man in charge at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

"The pre-season has been very hard, as all pre-seasons are, but it's the start of a new era," he told Estadio Deportivo. "People are very predisposed to work and to new ideas.

"It will be another major challenge but we're very keen. The double training sessions are going to be useful, so us veterans can teach the newcomers what Sevilla is.

"Unai had his ideas and Sampaoli has other ones. Now we have to adapt as soon as possible. Sampaoli has won trophies, knows a lot about football and has other ideas, very high pressure.

"We'll learn a lot with him. We'll have games so the machine is ready for the European Super Cup. We're starting from scratch in terms of concepts but we have the base of a very strong group.

"We accept the challenge put to us and we want everything to go well. We want to continue enjoying it after the three glorious years we've had."

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