Valencia can put four past Sevilla - Pizzi

The coach believes Thursday's opponents are weak defensively and feels his side can at least take the tie into penalties and ensuring they make it into the final

Valencia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi believes his side can score four goals to progress beyond Sevilla in their Europa League semi-final.

Los Che host Sevilla on Thursday looking to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first-leg as they look to book a place in the final in the Juventus Stadium.

And Pizzi, who saw his team reverse a 3-0 deficit against Basel in the quarter-final, winning 5-3 on aggregate, is confident that his team can do at least enough to take the game into extra time but hopes his side will be able to score four to kill the tie off, insisting Sevilla's weakness in defence can be easily exploited.

"You don’t just have to look at their last game at Athletic Bilbao to know that Sevilla are vulnerable in defence," he told reporters. "We really should have scored in Sevilla in the first-leg and we deserved to. We can score goals to take the tie to extra-time and penalties if we need to.

"To make a comeback we must have patience, persistence, play with a level of intensity beyond our limits, try to win the man-to-man contests as much as possible and when the opportunities come, take our chances to score.

"We need calm and patience, though the goals might come quickly. If we can score, let’s get four. Ideally I wouldn’t set targets, but if we score a quick goal, it’s possible. We have to be prepared to score four and if they score two against us, we have to score five. It all depends on how the game develops."

"The only thing that interests me about this tie, is that we finish it with a difference that allows us to be in Turin on 14th May. We have to play the game with the belief that we can get there and as the game progresses, look at the options and solidify the comeback we need, which is by fewer goals than against Basel."