Europa League final 2014: Jose Antonio Reyes desperate to win competition for Seville over Benfica


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Jose Antonio Reyes has played for all four teams who will contest this month's two European cup finals. However, there is no chance of any divided loyalties tomorrow night for the 30-year-old winger who, after almost a decade away, returned to Seville and is now desperate to fill in a missing blank in his career.

Seville are more than just a former club for Reyes; he was born nearby, played in the club's youth teams, and is a lifelong fan. If he could help them lift the Europa League trophy by defeating Benfica in Turin tonight he would fulfil a lifelong ambition.

Reyes helped Arsenal, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Benfica all pick up silverware during his time away from Andalusia, but he has yet to win a major honour with Seville. "When I was small, I dreamt of winning a title with this club," he said. "In all the teams I've been at I've done very well. But Seville is my home."