Chevanton: Spurs will be tough

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Ernesto Chevanton does not believe that Sevilla are favourites to win their Uefa Cup quarter-final with Tottenham and states that it will be a tough encounter.

The Spanish high-flyers meet the Premiership club on Thursday in the first leg in Seville and know that they must chalk up a good result before heading to White Hart Lane next week.

Sevilla have been doing their homework and Chevanton revealed that the squad watched Spurs' victory over Reading on Sunday and picked out their strong points.

Despite being in a race for the Spanish title, while the North London club are looking to earn a place in the Uefa Cup next season, the Uruguayan striker does not think that his team are stronger.

"In this tie I do not see a favourite," he said. "I think the team that will win is the one that commits less errors and takes advantage of the opposition's mistakes.

"Tottenham won on Sunday and from what we have seen they have a good team.

"They are a side that works very hard and play a lot of direct balls as they have a tall and very technically gifted striker.

"It will be a very difficult game.

"But Sevilla have proved over the past couple of years the quality that we have and it is normal that people will say how good we are."

Chevanton made a rare start for Sevilla up front in the goalless draw against Osasuna at the weekend and was pleased with his performance.

"I felt good because I had the opportunity to start although, regrettably, we did not win," he explained.

"What was important was not to lose, because we do not have a great record up there."