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Lopetegui - Super Cup loss doesn't change Real Madrid transfer policy

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com45 hits

Julen Lopetegui says losing to Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup does not mean Real Madrid will decide to sign new players. The former Spain head coach saw his new club downed 4-2 in Tallinn on Wednesday, Diego Costa's double and extra-time goals from Saul Niguez and Koke securing Atletico a famous win over their Madrid rivals. Champions League winners Madrid have lost talisman Cristiano...Full Story »

We have to improve in all facets, says Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2018 by PA21 hits

Julen Lopetegui stressed Real Madrid “have to improve in all facets” after their first competitive match under his management saw them suffer a 4-2 extra-time defeat to bitter rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.Atleti’s Saul Niguez and Koke struck in quick succession in the additional period at Tallinn’s A. Le Coq Arena following a 2-2 draw in normal time.Real h...Full Story »

Real Madrid coach Lopetegui tells fans: Zidane now the past

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com86 hits

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui insists he doesn't feel pressure living up to the legacy of Zinedine Zidane. Lopetegui is preparing for his competitive debut as Real coach ahead of the European Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid. Asked about the shadow of Zidane, he insisted: "Zidane did a great job and Madrid achieved successes and that is part of the past. "We want to continue consoli...Full Story »

Modric staying at Real Madrid, Lopetegui claims

Posted Sunday, August 05, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com44 hits

Real Madrid have no intention of allowing midfielder Luka Modric to leave the club, according to head coach Julen Lopetegui. Widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world, Modric helped Croatia reach the World Cup final in Russia, where they lost the decider 4-2 to France last month. There had been suggestions Madrid would be open to offers for the 32-year-old playmaker, with ...Full Story »

Lopetegui Bale can fill Ronaldo void at Real Madrid

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com90 hits

Julen Lopetegui is planning to build Real Madrid around Gareth Bale following Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus. Real Madrid head coach Julen Lopetegui is convinced Gareth Bale can step up and lead a new-look attack in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo. Bale hinted at a move away from Madrid after his two-goal display in the Champions League final victory over Liverpool in May – the ...Full Story »

Lopetegui wants to bring in a top-class striker

Posted Monday, July 30, 2018 by Marca.com94 hits

Florentino Perez and Julen Lopetegui Julen Lopetegui has it clear in his head that Real Madrid need to sign a top striker this summer. He is happy with the work from Benzema and Bale during training but feels that they need more fuel going forward in what will be a long season. A quick look back to what happened at the start of last season shows that what Lopetegui is thinking has some sense ...Full Story »

Lopetegui boosts backroom staff with analyst Antolin Gonzalo

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Marca.com37 hits

Julen Lopetegui has boosted his backroom staff at Real Madrid with analyst Antolin Gonzalo who provided reports for the Spain national team. Gonzalo first joined the Spain set up under Vicente del Bosque in 2012 and was one of Lopetegui's men of confidence. He began as a youth coach at UD Salamanca and also took charge of Guijuelo, Segoviana, Marbella, Mostoles, Huracan Z and Fuenlabrada in ...Full Story »

New Real Madrid coach Lopetegui: Squad can be tweaked

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com125 hits

New Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui admits he wants to "tweak" his squad. He indicated that there will be small tweaks to the first team squad as the pre-season work evolves. "We have an excellent squad and one that can take on all the challenges that come our way with maximum guarantees," said Lopetegui. "Our focus is now on working hard and being ready for the UEFA Super Cup against Atl...Full Story »

Iniesta: Lopetegui sacking unsettled Spain players

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com81 hits

Vissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta admits Julen Lopetegui's sacking unsettled Spain's players. Fernando Hierro took over the reins of the team ahead of the first match in Russia after Lopetegui was sacked three days before the start of the tournament after deciding to join Real Madrid. "It was a moment that we want to put behind us, it was not comfortable for anyone and we are concentrate...Full Story »

Julen Lopetegui's hometown refuge

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Marca.com66 hits

Asteasu, a small town in the north of Spain that is less than thirty kilometres from San Sebastian, is the family refuge of Real Madrid's new coach, Julen Lopetegui. His father and two sisters live there, along with his brother Joxean, who spends less time in the town, while his mother has passed away. Forty years ago, his family used to run a restaurant and a bar, while his father was play...Full Story »

Real Madrid hit back as Lopetegui swaps Spain 'sadness' for 'happiest day'

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by Goal.com124 hits

Flanked by president Florentino Perez at the Santiago Bernabeu, the 51-year-old was unveiled as the new Blancos boss and gave his version of eventsThe whole situation is still surreal. Julen Lopetegui was expected to be speaking to the press on Thursday ahead of Spain's World Cup opener against Portugal in Sochi. Instead, however, he was presented to the media as the new Real Madrid coach. Lo...Full Story »

Lopetegui out, Hierro in as Spain left reeling in shambolic World Cup preparation

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by ESPN95 hits

Fernando Hierro has taken over from Julen Lopetegui as Spain coach.Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images The most dramatic and potentially destructive 24 hours in Spanish football history has left the national team reeling ahead of their World Cup opener against Portugal on Friday. Real Madrid confirmed on Tuesday that Julen Lopetegui would join them after guiding Spain at the World Cup in Ru...Full Story »

Real Madrid announce Julen Lopetegui as new coach

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Marca.com133 hits

Real Madrid have made the surprise announcement on Tuesday afternoon of Julen Lopetegui's appointment as their next coach. With Spain currently preparing for their World Cup opener with Portugal on Friday, it had been expected that the 51-year-old would sign a new contract to lead La Roja into the subsequent European Championship. Real Madrid have therefore beaten the RFEF to the punch and c...Full Story »

Carvajal could miss Spain's first two World Cup games - Lopetegui

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 by Goal.com62 hits

Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui believes Dani Carvajal will play a part in the World Cup - but the Real Madrid right-back may miss the opening two matches in Group B. Carvajal suffered a hamstring strain during Madrid's 3-1 Champions League final win over Liverpool at the end of last month but joined up with Lopetegui's World Cup squad to continue his rehabilitation. Featuring in Spain's mu...Full Story »

Portugal more than 'one of the best' Ronaldo, says Lopetegui

Posted Saturday, December 02, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com85 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best of all time but there is more to Portugal, Spain coach Julen Lopetegui said. Spain coach Julen Lopetegui feels there is more to Portugal than just Cristiano Ronaldo, although he labelled the forward "one of the best in history". Lopetegui's men were on Friday drawn in a tricky Group B for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where they will face Portugal, Morocc...Full Story »

Lopetegui lauds Pique crowd response

Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com82 hits

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui was buoyant, despite a mixed reception for Gerard Pique during Friday's 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Albania. La Roja secured automatic qualification for Russia 2018 with the win, while the Alicante crowd gradually warmed to Pique, prompting Lopetegui to praise the local fans. Outspoken defender Pique – who voted in Sunday's Catalonia independence refer...Full Story »

Albania vs Spain - Julen Lopetegui happy to have Diego Costa in his squad

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA69 hits

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui is willing to accept Diego Costa's foibles as he attempts to get the best from the controversial striker. Costa is known for his all-action presence, as much as his goalscoring exploits, on the pitch but when the goals dried up for club and country last season he found himself left out of Vicente del Bosque's Euro 2016 squad. Spain's poor tournament, and Del Bosque ...Full Story »

Spain manager Julen Lopetegui laments late draw with Italy

Posted Friday, October 07, 2016 by ESPN76 hits

Spain Julen Lopetegui lamented that Italy always seem to "have another life" after his side dominated most of the game but drew 1-1 in Thursday's World Cup 2018 Group G qualifier in Turin. Spain dominated possession for much of the game, but needed a mistake from Italy goalkeeper Gigi Buffon to allow Sevilla winger Vitolo to knock the ball to the empty net for the opening goal. Italy equalis...Full Story »

Spain vs Liechtenstein - Lopetegui: Team more important than individuals

Posted Monday, September 05, 2016 by PA57 hits

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has brushed aside the omission of senior goalkeeper Iker Casillas by stressing individuals are less important than the collective unit. Lopetegui left the 35-year-old Porto player out of the squad he selected for his first competitive match since taking over from the retired Vicente del Bosque. Casillas' former Real Madrid team-mate and current Spain centre-back Ser...Full Story »

Lopetegui offers Casillas assistant role with Spain

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2016 by Marca.com127 hits

Iker Casillas could be making a return to the Spanish national team as an assistant. Ahead of announcing his first Spain squad on Friday, Julen Lopetegui has met with a number of players, including the 2010 World Cup-winning captain. Sergio Ramos, Andres Iniesta and Diego Costa have also spoken to the Basque coach since he took over the role from Vicente del Bosque on July 21. As reveale...Full Story »

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