Real Madrid - Juventus

Lopetegui: “The team took steps forward against a top team”

NEWS | 05/08/2018 | Javier García (Landover)

“We played with character and tranquillity to keep believing in what we do.”, added the Real Madrid coach.
Julen Lopetegui spoke to the press at FedExField about Real Madrid's win over Juventus in the second preseason game: "We are content. The is irrelevant in the preseason, but we want to win not lose. Today there were some very positive things, but there are always things to improve. The team has taken steps forward against a top team."

"We conceded a goal and it was bad luck, but then we played with character and tranquillity to keep believing in what we do. They had nine starting players out there, with more pace, they had played more games, and we have played the game well. We played a great game and we won it."

Good collective performance
"I would also like to highlight Lucas Vázquez's game, Javi Sánchez, Reguilón, Nacho, Llorente, Valverde ... I would not point out a specific player. The whole group has worked well together. We are happy with the match that all the players have made. "


"The president answered clearly and I have nothing more to add to the situation. Modric is a decent footballer who we are waiting for with open arms. I talked to him after the he lost the World Cup final. We are awaiting his return and he will start working from the 8th, aiming to be back for the game on the 15th. "

Praise for Modric
"Luka is a player that I am passionate about and I love. I think he'll be pleased with what he's going to get from me. He will be happy playing football at Real Madrid. Luka is a Real Madrid player and I have no doubt that he will stay here. We have enjoyed it and we will continue enjoying it without any doubt".

"Marco played well, he played in a different position than usual, but he did well. We are happy with the performance of all the players. I hate false nines. This is an alternative. The preseason serves for these things. it's not the first time he has played there for me. We have to test the resources within the squad. Today was spellbinding."

Cheers to Reguilón
"Decisions will be made when the preseason is done. He is taking advantage of the chance he has been given. He is a youth team player. He is working with a good heart and we hope he keeps it that way".
Reinforcements in goal
"When it arrives, if it arrives. At the moment, I'm just going to talk about the good games that Keylor and Lunin have played. There's also Kiko and Luca and we can only talk about the players we have."