Navas dedicates the European League to the late Seville stars Reyes and Puerta

The club captain revealed that the tournament victory came on the anniversary of the players' deaths

Jesوسs Navas said that Sevilla's Europa League victory comes in the memory of former club stars Jose Antonio Reyes and Antonio Puerta, as the La Liga team won the competition for the sixth time against Inter in a 3-2 win.

The Spaniards retreated with an early penalty kick by Romelu Lukaku, as Luc de Jong's double made a short-lived lead before Diego Godin's header slammed into the match in the first half by scoring two goals each.

Midfielder Diego Carlos scored the winning goal for Sevilla in the 74th minute, as La Liga created the most chances despite conceding more possession of the Italian opponent.

Post-match Seville celebrations saw the players wear T-shirts to honor the departure of former players Reyes and Puerta.

Puerta - who died of heart failure in 2007 - played in the club's first two UEFA Cup / Europa League victories in 2005-06 and 2006-2007, while Reyes - who died in a car accident last year - was a member of the squad. She won the same competition three times between 2013 and 2016.

"It is the most special day of being able to lift the trophy as captain, with Seville," Navas told Movistar.

"This is for all the people who are not with us anymore, for Puerta and Reyes ... Orabi who passed away. We are all leaders here."

Navas explained how proud he was of the team's achievement and said he believed the fans could be excited about the club's potential future rise.

"This group deserves it," he said. "We are fighting all year." “They have worked day in and day out with the problems that have occurred. And for all the fans who deserve it.

"Fans can feel proud with us, today and tomorrow they will have fun. Seville is getting bigger every day."

Seville's road to glory in the European League included victories against Manchester United in the semi-finals, Wolverhampton in the quarter-finals and Roma in the round of 16.

De Jong, who scored the winning goal against the Red Devils, felt that his team had shown great strength to win the championship even though there were such tough matches to be overcome.

"It's unbelievable," de Jong told BT Sport. “We had tough matches throughout the tournament but we played well as a team.

"We were a family, we worked together. It didn't matter who came. It was tough. We started well but they scored from nothing. Two goals, it feels great for me."

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