Sevilla stunned La Liga champions Barcelona 2-1 on Saturday.
Goalkeeper Sergio Rico mentioned Sevilla were deserving winners more than reigning La Liga champions Barcelona.
Second-half targets from Michael Krohn-Dehli and Vicente Iborra inspired Sevilla to a 2-1 victory at property to Barca on Saturday.
Europa League winners Sevilla had only won 1 of their opening six league matches, with 3 defeats and two draws, although they went in to the weekend’s contest at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan around the back of a 2-0 loss to Juventus inside the Champions League.
Sevilla, nonetheless, returned to winning ways inside the league and Rico believes it may very well be a turning point.
“We required a win and who superior than Barcelona? We had a great game, as did they, but we were much better and these 3 points will enable us get back to winning strategies,” Rico stated through Marca.
“Our previous performances as well as the need to have for a result saw us get ahead of ourselves at some points in the game, but we remained focused and stuck to our program of taking the game to Barcelona. That’s what gave us the win.”
Just after a goalless opening half, which saw Barca duo Neymar and Luiz Suarez rattle the woodwork, Sevilla hit the front seven minutes after the break.
Krohn-Dehli finished powerfully past Barca keeper Claudio Bravo, just before Iborra doubled the lead six minutes later using a headed effort.
Neymar was thwarted by Rico 3 instances in as several minutes, although the latter was at some point breached by the Brazil international, who converted a penalty 16 minutes from time.
Rico added: “Just like any player, I like to place in a fantastic game and have every thing go based on plan, but what matters most could be the 3 points and a win that we definitely required.
“I do my very best for the group and if on leading of that we win, then terrific.”