Beto back in business
The keeper is back training with the squad after a lengthy spell out recovering from a knee injury.
Sevilla were given a boost on Monday as goalkeeper Antonio Alberto Bastos 'Beto' returned to train with the first team squad after spending several months out with a knee injury. The player is now in the final stages of his recovery programme and while he is back training, he is unlikely to be called for Sevilla’s next game, against Espanyol at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on Wednesday evening.
Beto was last in action on 11 September, in the Week 3 meeting at Levante; hurting himself while contesting a high ball towards the end of the match. Two days later, the club announced that the player had suffered a sprain to the lateral internal ligament in his right knee. Beto’s recovery took longer than medical staff had predicted and during the four months the keeper spent sidelined, Sergio Rico has held down the goalkeeping position.
Sevilla and Beto will be back on the practice pitches tomorrow for a session which will be held away from the prying eyes of the press at the Sánchez Pizjuán; afterwards, Unai Emery will give his press briefing ahead of the Espanyol game.