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Lopetegui: If you want to see a dejected coach don’t look here

Posted Monday, October 22, 2018 by PA5 hits

Under-fire Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui is adamant he will be in charge of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Viktoria Plzen.Reports suggested the former Spain manager was about to lose his job after an embarrassing 2-1 home loss to Levante at the weekend made it four defeats from five in all competitions and left them seventh in LaLiga.Real resume their Champions League campaign &...Full Story »

Solari is the main candidate to replace Lopetegui

Posted Monday, October 22, 2018 by Marca.com132 hits

The main option to replace Julen Lopetegui as first team coach of Real Madrid is former player Santiago Solari. Lopetegui's future is currently hanging by a thread and it isn't being ruled out that he doesn't even take charge against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Tuesday night. In fact, he could even be replaced in the next few hours. The loss of confidence in the former Spain c...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Julen Lopetegui on loss to Levante: Losing job 'last thing I'm thinking about'

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2018 by ESPN62 hits

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui said he did not fear for his job after his side lost 2-1 to Levante at the Bernabeu and narrowly avoided setting a new club-record goal drought, saying "football had been unjust." Madrid were 2-0 down in only 13 minutes, Raphael Varane at fault both times as Jose Luis Morales put the visitors ahead and Roger Marti doubled the lead from the penalty spot. Case...Full Story »

Lopetegui ‘more motivated than ever’ as pressure builds on under-fire Real boss

Posted Saturday, October 20, 2018 by PA7 hits

Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui stressed the last thing he was thinking about was whether his job was under threat after his side were beaten 2-1 at home by Levante, their third successive defeat in all competitions.Jose Luis Morales’ strike and a Roger Marti penalty put Levante 2-0 up inside the opening quarter of the LaLiga contest at the Bernabeu.Marcelo pulled a goal back in the 72nd ...Full Story »

Lopetegui has 3 games to save Real Madrid job amid Conte talk

Posted Friday, October 19, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com31 hits

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has three games to save his job amid claims of contact with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. In Italy, it's suggested Conte was contacted by Real on Monday. Marca reports Lopetegui's future now depends on the three next matches: Levante, Viktoria Plzen and Barcelona. Madrid already spoke to Conte last summer and despite initial discussions about the ro...Full Story »

Isco a key loss for Lopetegui

Posted Tuesday, October 09, 2018 by Marca.com49 hits

The loss of Isco is an important blow for Julen Lopetegui as he is one of the rare players that provides inspiration and has the ability to unblock a tight game. It is not as though Isco was sweeping all before him but he has a certain magic and a reason to be calm and confident during a game. At a moment when Lopetegui doesn't have a player that he can rely on to lead the team, Isco was an ...Full Story »

Arsenal boss Emery: Lopetegui will turn it around at Real Madrid

Posted Tuesday, October 09, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com85 hits

Arsenal boss Unai Emery says Real Madrid must stand by Julen Lopetegui. Despite the Spanish giants failing to secure any wins in their last four matches, Emery is convinced the team will bounce back. "Real Madrid must find balance without him and they need time to adapt; however, I think Julen will find it," the former Sevilla coach explained at the UEFA technical congress. The Spaniard als...Full Story »

I’m not concerned about my job, says Lopetegui after Real lose again

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2018 by PA37 hits

Julen Lopetegui refused to be drawn on continued speculation over his future after Alaves turned up the heat yet further on the Real Madrid coach with a dramatic 1-0 stoppage-time victory at Mendizorrotza.Lopetegui had called for a response from the midweek Champions League loss away to CSKA Moscow, which followed a disappointing goalless draw at home in the Madrid derby at a 3-0 LaLiga defeat a...Full Story »

Alaves 1 - 0 Real Madrid: Real draw blank again as defeat at Alaves turns up heat on Lopetegui

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2018 by PA48 hits

Alaves further increased the pressure on Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui as Manu Garcia’s goal deep into stoppage time secured a shock 1-0 win at Mendizorrotza.Los Blancos had slumped to defeat away to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday night, which came on the back of a goalless draw at home in the Madrid derby and a 3-0 loss at Sevilla.Despite recalling the likes of captain...Full Story »

The dangers that Lopetegui faces at Real Madrid

Posted Saturday, October 06, 2018 by Marca.com53 hits

No one told him it was going to be easy, but surely Julen Lopetegui did not expect such a winding journey as Real Madrid's new coach. It was always going to be tough joining after the reign of Zinedine Zidane and losing Cristiano Ronaldo but Lopetegui is stepping in to build something of his own. However, only three months after taking over the role, he is in trouble. On the pitch, the tea...Full Story »

Alaves vs Real Madrid - Lopetegui remaining calm as Real look to get back on track

Posted Friday, October 05, 2018 by PA71 hits

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui insists he does not fear for his future ahead of his side’s trip to Alaves on Saturday.Lopetegui has come in for some fierce criticism in the wake of the midweek Champions League defeat at CSKA Moscow, which stretched Real’s winless run to three games.But the former Spain boss, who took over in controversial circumstances on the eve of the World Cup,...Full Story »

Lopetegui rues missed chances after Real Madrid’s defeat to CSKA Moscow

Posted Wednesday, October 03, 2018 by PA27 hits

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui blamed missed chances for his side’s current plight after their shock 1-0 Champions League defeat to CSKA Moscow in the Russian capital.Nikola Vlasic seized on an error by Toni Kroos in the second minute to grab what turned out to be the only goal of the game as the increasingly desperate Spaniards clattered the woodwork three times in response.It continue...Full Story »

A good time to play Real Madrid? Don’t be so sure, says boss Lopetegui

Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2018 by PA44 hits

Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has warned Champions League opponents CSKA Moscow his players are determined to return to winning ways.Real followed up last week’s shock 3-0 LaLiga defeat at Sevilla with a goalless draw against derby rivals Atletico on Saturday.But Lopetegui insists Russian champions CSKA would be wrong to think his side are vulnerable when the two teams meet at the Luzhn...Full Story »

Real Madrid’s Lopetegui remains positive despite goalless draw against Atletico

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2018 by PA37 hits

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui believes his team must stay positive despite the frustrations of not being able to beat rivals Atletico in a goalless draw at the Bernabeu.Earlier in the day, Barcelona – who were stunned at Leganes on Wednesday – could only muster a 1-1 draw at home against Athletic Bilbao, which meant Real had the chance to move ahead at the top of the table.Howeve...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid - Lopetegui demands reaction from his side in Madrid derby

Posted Friday, September 28, 2018 by PA37 hits

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has demanded an instant response from their midweek defeat at Sevilla when his side tackle derby rivals Atletico.Los Blancos missed the chance to make the most of leaders Barcelona’s unxpected loss at Leganes when they went down 3-0 at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday night.There is little chance for the squad – which must do without de...Full Story »

Lopetegui relieved with win after Real Madrid ‘lacked energy’ against Espanyol

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2018 by PA32 hits

Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui admitted his players had looked tired during a 1-0 win over Espanyol which sent them top of LaLiga.Marco Asensio scored the only goal four minutes before half-time, but Los Blancos’ performance levels dropped after their midweek Champions League win against Roma.“They are three important points from a complex and difficult match,” Lopetegui was ...Full Story »

Lopetegui backs Modric over Ronaldo for individual prizes

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com60 hits

Julen Lopetegui has backed Luka Modric for the Ballon d'Or and FIFA's The Best award, hopeful that the notable individual prizes go to Real Madrid players. Modric played a major role in Madrid's third successive Champions League success and Croatia's journey to the World Cup final in Russia, winning the Golden Ball in the process. The 33-year-old is one of the three final nominees for FIFA's...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Espanyol - Lopetegui plans to rotate squad to keep things fresh

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by PA46 hits

Julen Lopetegui intends to make full use of his squad to keep Real Madrid competitive in both LaLiga and Europe.Los Blancos opened the defence of their Champions League crown with a 3-0 win over Roma on Wednesday night.There is, though, little time to regroup as Espanyol head to the Bernabeu for the start of a hectic run of fixtures which also includes the Madrid derby at the end of Septemb...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs AS Roma - Lopetegui to face pressure head on as Madrid begin UCL defence

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA72 hits

Julen Lopetegui is ready to embrace the pressure head on of trying to guide Real Madrid to a fourth successive Champions League success. Los Blancos open the defence of their European crown on Wednesday night at home to Roma, one of last season’s beaten semi-finalists. Lopetegui took over following the departure of Zinedine Zidane, and accepts he has a tough act to follow if his Real M...Full Story »

Lopetegui explains Mariano snub in Real Madrid draw

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2018 by Goal.com150 hits

Real Madrid head coach Julen Lopetegui says he left Mariano Diaz on the bench in a 1-1 draw at Athletic Club as he felt Gareth Bale needed to be replaced. Mariano was among the substitutes on Saturday at San Mames but remained unused as Madrid fell short of completing a second-half comeback. Isco came off the bench to head home the equaliser but Lopetegui opted not to use Mariano, who return...Full Story »

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