Sevilla boss Unai Emery is hopeful that his team can "spring a surprise" in Tuesday's European Super Cup against Barcelona.

Barca will enter the showpiece event as the favourites to claim the trophy for a fifth time, but Emery has called on his troops to 'overcome the differences between the teams'.

"First of all, we're starting the season knowing we have the chance to win a trophy in our first match. Barcelona are favourites but we will go there with the dream we can spring a surprise," Emery told

"If we beat them, it will boost our confidence and our profile, and give us much-needed impetus for the campaign ahead.

"We have to find ways of reducing the gap between the sides, and when we do, we have to use them to stop Barca. We must approach this tie with the idea of overcoming the differences between the teams."

Sevilla won the Europa League last season, while Barcelona triumphed in the Champions League....


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