Julen Lopetegui met with journalists and talked about the upcoming match. The Spanish coach noted that it would be an exciting match.
Praising Zidane for doing extraordinary work
Lopetegui said that Zidane is doing something different. Supercopa title is the confirmation of Julen’s words. Julen said that Zidane has a very different approach to each match.
As you may know, Julen was the coach that failed at Real Madrid. Barcelona without Lionel Messi scored five goals against Julen’s Real Madrid. Keep in mind that Real Madrid under Lopetegui’s management lost the Super Cup of Uefa against Atletico Madrid. Those were serious failures for Los Blancos fans, and Florentino Perez decided to sack the coach. In the middle of the season, Santiago Solari replaced Lopetegui, and Argentinean coached Real Madrid for three months. In spring, Zinedine Zidane returned to Real Madrid, and the results speak for themselves.
14 losses in a row at Santiago Bernabeu
The last match Sevilla won at Santiago Bernabeu happened in 2008. Back them, Sevilla could win the exciting game, scoring four goals. Since 2008, Real Madrid won every possible game against Sevilla in Madrid. Once teams played Uefa Super Cup and Real Madrid won that match in extra time.
Julen said that he knows about the difficulties. Lopetegui noted that the experience of Sevilla does not matter. Every match is a new page of the club’s history so that it will be a tough home match for Real Madrid. Julen Lopetegui believes that Sevilla players would do everything to take three points.
Lopetegui noted that being 5 points behind the leader is an outstanding achievement. The club is on the fourth position currently and has a chance to get close to the leaders of La Liga. From the standpoint of standings, both teams have the motivation to win the math.
Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui believes that the absence of Lucas Ocampos would be a big problem. The player will be out of the match because of yellow cards.