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Lopetegui backs Modric over Ronaldo for individual prizes

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com21 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 PA13 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 PA41 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.com123 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 »

Julen Lopetegui wants Real Madrid to be more clinical following Bilbao draw

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2018 by PA20 hits

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui conceded his side were “not clinical enough” after they lost their 100 per cent start to the new LaLiga season in a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao.Real were up against it for much of the match, with Iker Muniain sliding the home side in front in the 32nd minute at the San Mames before substitute Isco saved Real’s blushes in the second half.Real ha...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema 'training like little kids' - Julen Lopetegui

Posted Friday, September 07, 2018 by ESPN50 hits

Julen Lopetegui said Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have been raring to go in Real Madrid training since they arrived for preseason and that their desire to work is fantastic. Bale has scored in all three of their La Liga games so far, while Benzema has netted doubles in consecutive games. There had been concern over who would replace Cristiano Ronaldo following his move to Juventus, but Lopet...Full Story »

Lopetegui happy with Real Madrid’s performance in win over Leganes

Posted Sunday, September 02, 2018 by PA20 hits

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui was pleased with his side’s performance as they eased to a third LaLiga win of the season with a 4-1 victory over Leganes.Gareth Bale set the ball rolling for the home side before Leganes drew level from the penalty spot, but Karim Benzema struck twice in the second half before Sergio Ramos completed the scoring, also with a penalty.“We played w...Full Story »

Real Madrid news: Lopetegui and Perez appear SPLIT on Thibaut Courtois

Posted Saturday, September 01, 2018 by Express.co.uk106 hits

Real Madrid news: Florentino Perez (L) and Julen Lopetegui (R) appear split over Thibaut Courtois (Image: GETTY) REAL MADRID appear no closer to resolving the selection dilemma between Thibaut Courtois and Keylor Navas. Courtois sealed his move to the Bernabau from Chelsea in a deal worth up to £35m but the honeymoon quickly ended with the Belgian goalkeeper yet to make his debut for Los ...Full Story »

Lopetegui's change of style: Real Madrid pass the ball more than Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Marca.com83 hits

Barcelona's trademark under Pep Guardiola was to have possession of the ball and nowReal Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui is hoping to have plenty of success using the same formula, if his approach in the first few games of the season is anything to go by. There were many at the Bernabeu who criticised the passing game simply because it came from Barcelona and by the same measure, the more differ...Full Story »

Lopetegui praises Real Madrid’s mentality after 4-1 win at Girona

Posted Monday, August 27, 2018 by PA19 hits

Julen Lopetegui emphasised the strength of the Real Madrid’s group rather choosing to elevate individuals after his side rallied from a goal down to see off Girona 4-1.Real came undone at the Montilivi last season, beaten 2-1 despite taking an early lead, but refused to allow a repeat in their second Primera Division outing under the former Spain boss.Borja Garcia’s fine finish hinte...Full Story »

Girona vs Real Madrid - Lopetegui demands Real fight until the death for silverware

Posted Saturday, August 25, 2018 by PA75 hits

Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has vowed to fight until the death on all fronts as he targets silverware in his first season at the helm. The Champions League winners head into Sunday’s LaLiga trip to Girona having opened their campaign with a regulation 2-0 victory over Getafe at the Bernabeu last weekend. They do so with their new manager having attempted to instil a non-nonsense m...Full Story »

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

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com61 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 PA36 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.com104 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.com51 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.com102 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.com105 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.com42 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.com131 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.com87 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 »

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