News and opinions
06 August 2012
Second test in the United States and second win. Real Madrid, who played for the first time in Las Vegas, won 2-1 against Santos Laguna. The Whites, who still have two games of their American tour left, are happy with how the preparation is going. After the match Pepe said the hardest part was that "it was very hot. The coach gave 45 minutes to each player and that’s good. Pre-season is about us all getting pitch time "
Although the opposition was more prepared, Real Madrid were able to keep control of the match. José Mourinho wanted to give pitch time to the whole squad, a decision highlighted by Pepe: " The coach gave 45 minutes to each player and that’s good. Pre-season is about us all getting pitch time". According to the Portuguese defender the toughest thing was coping with the high temperatures in the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas: "It was very hot and it was tough. We are not used to it." When asked about how he felt, Pepe said: "On a personal level I felt good. It was difficult, because it was very hot. But I felt good".
|Camiseta de Pepe en la tienda del Real Madrid para España|
|Camiseta de Pepe en la tienda del Real Madrid Internacional|