Lthe first forecasts with Lucas Ocampos, who went on a stretcher and crying from the Sanchez-Pizjun last February 6th, after a very tough djen entrance, indicated that, despite not having a break, the grade II sprain to your left ankle will keep him out of the fight at least month and a halfbut something else. A clinical evaluation that the Argentine has been in charge of gradually reducing with work and swallowing the pain he feels every time he makes an effort. His goal was to help Sevilla in the cup return at the Camp Nou – he had to lose the first leg – and he has traveled with the team.
Ocampos is a hard man to stop. Hot-tempered“it’s a caged lion”he said Papu gmez recently laughing), since he let go of his crutches a little over a week ago, he has not stopped working in the Sports City so that his ankle does not make him bitter the two most important weeks so far this year. Because in six days visit the Andalusian team Dortmund. And there it will be too.
Remains to be seen what is Lopetegui doing with Lucas. On the last day of work he did exercises with a physio in another field. He was not with his companions. That does not mean anything. “Everyone travels because everyone is available”. With this simple phrase – which also includes the presence of Marcos Acua– The Sevilla coach closed any speculation and question about the physical state of one of his figures. Whenever he has been fit, as is the case with Jess Navas, Julen has decided to align him. Everything will depend on your feelings. Pain exists and zero risk is never possible in elite sport. Ocampos has said that he is ready to play. And Sevilla need their passion, energy and football for a night in which they know they will have to suffer.
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Because Ocampos already suffered in his own flesh what it means to be touched on big dates. The knee will not leave you alone throughout the final phase of the Europa League. He was the hero of the quarterfinals – as in this edition of the Cup – with a header. The semifinal against United I already played it with protection and without being able to be there every minute. The same as in the final. He made an effort and ended up crying in the stands. Angry with his bad luck and happy with the final outcome.
Ocampos is a committed footballer. He would not take this step forward if he did not look prepared.. Lopetegui knows that he can count on his most decisive card. According to his idea of the game, that of Quilmes will start or help in the final stretch. Has already burned the calendar.