Real Madrid - Milan

Lopetegui: “It is always special playing at the Santiago Bernabéu”

NEWS | 11/08/2018

“We have to continue preparing for the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday”, stated the coach.
Julen Lopetegui discussed the win over Milan in the press room at the Santiago Bernabéu: "It is always special to play at the Santiago Bernabéu. In this case, as a coach, it is more special. When the game starts, you are already focused on it and trying to help. The emotion is always there and above all it's a thrill for the people who have been here in this club."

"The preseason balance is positive. We have tried to get all the players into this and tried to make them think about the first official match, the European Super Cup. The evaluation is good and we have to keep working hard ".

"Milan played really well. There was some mismatch, but we wanted a few goals and we will work to keep the team growing. I am satisfied with the game against a historic team, a good team that forced us to strive to win. The game had some very good aspects and others not so much, but we must continue working to for the final next Wednesday, which is nearly here."

"I'm not going to talk about past seasons. The Bale we have now is committed, content, wanting to have a great season. He is training very well, happy, and we are so happy with him. This has only just begun."

“The preseason balance is positive”

“With Benzema we are happy. He trained very well, he is in great form, excited and enthusiastic. Surely he will help us in all facets, not only with his goals. He contributes a lot to the team and we are happy for what he does."

Youth teamers
"We are delighted with all the young players we have here. They have played a very good preseason. The young players' contribution gives energy and Real Madrid has needs youth and enthusiasm. There is still preseason to finish off with the squad and we will make decisions."

"The advantage is that we have some great competition, and that's ideal in every position. We make our solutions, it will be a great solution."