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Lopetegui takes Koundé to the ‘stage’ in the Algarve

Sevilla’s coach, Julen Lopetegui, has called up 33 players for his second preseason training, which begins this Friday in Lagos, in the Portuguese Algarve, with the French international center-back Jules Koundé as a great novelty once he has rejoined after his participation in the Eurocup.

After Thursday’s victory in the friendly against Las Palmas (1-0) in La Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz), the Sevilla team trained in their Ciudad Deportiva in an afternoon session, just before traveling by road to Lagos, where It will stay until Friday the 30th after its first stay, last week, in Algorfa (Alicante).

In addition to Koundé, who enjoyed a few more days of vacation for having played with his team in Euro 2020, the Dutch striker Luuk de Jong also joins this concentration, who, for the same reason, was not in Alicante, although already He had been exercising alone for a few days in Seville, the club reported.

Also new are Jerez winger Antonio Zarzana and goalkeeper Alberto Flores, two homegrown players who, along with nine other team players, will work with the first team in the Algarve city of Lagos, which was already the headquarters of the Sevilla players two summers ago. in Lopetegui’s first preseason as a coach.

The expedition is made up of Dmitrovic -the only signing so far-, Bono, Javi Díaz, Alberto Flores, Jesús Navas, Pozo, Gnagnon, Koundé, Rekik, Sergi Gómez, Gudelj, Fernando, Jordán, Óliver Torres, Rakitic, Ocampos, Óscar Rodríguez, Rony Lopes, Suso, Idrissi, Munir, De Jong, En-Nesyri, Pablo Pérez, Carlos Álvarez, Juanmi, José Ángel, Juanlu, Pedro Ortiz, Johansson, Iván, Aspar and Zarzana.

During this week of concentration, Sevilla will play a friendly on Tuesday, July 27 with Paris Saint-Germain at the Algarve Stadium, built for Euro 2004 in Portugal and located between Faro and Loulé, which will be behind closed doors starting at 8:00 p.m. Spanish peninsular time (18:00 GMT), the club announced this Friday.

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