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Lopetegui: "We created plenty of chances and couldn't finish them off"

NEWS | 02/10/2018 | Alberto Navarro (Moscow)

“This team will be scoring goals and back to winning ways soon enough”, promised the coach.
Julen Lopetegui spoke to the press after the game against CSKA: “We created plenty of chances and couldn't finish them off. We were unfortunate today, but if you don't score, it's not easy to win. We tried to turn the screw, but it would not happen for us. The work, performance, and will to win shown by my players was clearly on show. The game started in a surprising manner, as CSKA nicked a goal and we were then really unlucky in front of goal”.

“When the goals don't come, you can keep trying, create some chances and try to be more accurate. This team will be scoring goals again soon enough, and we'll be back to winning ways. In football, you find yourself in these situations. We have to suck it up, take the defeat on the chin, tomorrow however we need to focus on Alavés and our commitments in LaLiga. In the Champions League, we played brilliantly against Roma, before that we were far from invincible and likewise we are not a bad side now just because we haven't scored. This is all part of the game”.

"We trust in all of the players and that goes for Karim too. When it comes to scoring goals, you go through spells. He made a great start to the season, and now, just like the rest of the team, he's not managing to find the net. With hard work and by keeping calm, we'll get back on the goal trail. However, it's not just down to Karim, it's the whole team's responsibility".

Reguilón and Carvajal
"Reguilón put in a good performance. It was a tough game to make your debut in and his first match is a positive we can take away. Carvajal has a minor muscular injury in his calf and we'll have to wait until he undergoes testing".