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Fazio boost for battling Sevilla

Created on 20 Oct., 2012 7:39 PM GMT

Sevilla head coach Michel Gonzalez hopes to have Federico Fazio back in his squad to face Mallorca on Monday following two successive defeats.

The club have dropped to seventh in La Liga - a point behind Mallorca - but Gonzalez is hopeful of a positive result despite injured duo Piotr Trochowski and Koke set to miss the match.

"He (Fazio) has recovered very well, this week was very good for us since his injury, and in the last two days he has trained fine with the ball and with the rest of his team mates," Gonzalez said.

"(But) now that we've lost Piotr Trochowski, who was injured against Barcelona as you know, and Koke with his knee ligament injury.

"But they're the only two who are out.

"Without Trochowski, we'll have to find other alternatives, and also ones that we can use in the long term.

"Everything we have in our squad is enough - we have a stronger squad than in previous years, and we have been playing well with and without Trochowski."

On former Sevilla coach Joaquin Caparros returning to face his former club as Mallorca boss, the legacy he left behind was not lost on Gonzalez.

"On a professional level, I understand why the people love him here in Sevilla," he said.

"He is an unforgettable coach, and an example of 'sevillismo'.

"For me as a coach of Sevilla, I wish I could do as much as he did for the club."

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