Sevilla manager Unai Emery was full of praise for his team despite their 5-4, extra-time loss to Barcelona in Tbilisi on Tuesday evening.
Pedro's goal gave Barca the win in extra time, which was only necessary after the reigning Europa League champions rallied from 4-1 down to level the score at 4-4 and force an extra 30 minutes -- a fight back that the Sevilla boss was "very proud" of.
"If there's one thing we want to make this team, it is competitive," Emery said after the match.
"We want to go...
There were nine goals and almost twice as many conclusions to be drawn from this match which gave FC Barcelona their fourth title in less than three months.
The first is that no one -- not the most rabid Barça fan, not Xavi sitting in Qatar and not Pep Guardiola in deepest, darkest Bavaria -- will have taken more pleasure from how this herculean match unfolded than Athletic Bilbao, their coach Ernesto Valverde and the Basque players who lost the Copa del Rey final to the Spanish and European champions...
Luis Enrique was pleased with Barcelona's UEFA Super Cup victory but said he would have to examine how his side let Sevilla erase a three-goal lead to equalise.
Pedro's goal gave Barcelona the win in extra time, which was only necessary after Sevilla rallied from 4-1 down to level the score at 4-4 and force an extra 30 minutes.
The Barcelona manger credited Sevilla's resolve but said his side would look at how they wasted such a large advantage in the second half.
"Clearly when you're winning 4-1...