Sevilla supremo speaks of 'pride'
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sevilla supremo Jose Maria del Nido declared he was 'the proudest man in the world'.
Sevilla supremo Jose Maria del Nido declared he was 'the proudest man in the world' after watching his side comprehensively beat Middlesbrough 4-0 in the final of the Uefa Cup.
The victory represented the Spanish side's first European trophy, and first piece of silverware for 58 years, as goals from Luis Fabiano, Fredi Kanoute and two from Enzo Maresca ensured an impressive margin of victory.
"We've won nothing since 1948 and now we're Uefa (Cup) champions," Sevilla president del Nido told Spanish TV.
"Today I'm the proudest man in the world.
"The best is yet to come for this club. Now we hope that Barcelona beat Arsenal so that we can play them in the European Super Cup in Monaco."
Juande Ramos was also delighted to orchestrate the stunning victory, but the Sevilla coach expressed his contentment at winning the trophy for the club's fans.
"There was a lot of tension and a lot of pressure, but the suffering was all worth it to bring some joy to our fans," said Ramos.
Former West Brom midfielder Maresca, who ended the game as a contest with his two second half strikes, hailed the performance of the side as they stormed to a historic victory.
"We have achieved something very important," said Maresca.
"It was a perfect day. I think we deserve it and so do the fans. It is important that they enjoy this moment."