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Jesus Navas Speaks About Facing His Former Team

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Manchester City winger Jesus Navas joined the Blues in 2013 after 11 professional seasons with Sevilla, his boyhood club. On Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City will face off with the Spanish club in an important UEFA Champions Group Stage match.

Navas spoke about the opportunity:

"I'm very happy that we're playing Sevilla and really pleased they've managed to get into the Champions League so it's going to be a very special game for me," said Navas.

"There aren't very many players left from my time at the club - Coke, Beto and Jose Antonio Reyes are still there - but I know a lot of their newer players having played against them in La Liga games over the years.

"It will be a great night for me and my family. We are playing against a team from where I grew up and a club I played for since being a kid. Sevilla gave me everything so it will always be a special club for me, but we have a job to do and there can be no room for sentiment.

"Sevilla made me the player I am today and gave me the tools to play for my country and play in the Premier League
so I will always feel gratitude towards them, but now I am a City player and we have a job to do."