Julen Lopetegui happy with Real Madrid squad ahead of Getafe clash


Goalkeeper Navas should have done better and he probably would not have started the match had new £31.5million signing Thibaut Courtois, who was watching from the stands, been registered to play.

'We like the players we have and I have no doubts about the squad I have.

Real, playing their first competitive game since all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo left and Julen Lopetegui succeeded Zinedine Zidane as coach, pulled level through Karim Benzema in the 27th minute.

"We have to get the most out of the team and start to lift ourselves up now and start thinking about a league season which we are very excited about".

Chelsea star Marcos Alonso has reportedly emerged as a summer transfer target for Spanish giants Real Madrid who are said to be ready to tempt the Blues with massive amount.

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The 13-time European champions face their city rivals, Atletico Madrid, in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup clash and, speaking to reporters (via Football Espana) ahead of the game, Lopetegui was full of praise for Bale's motivation and mentality.

Julen Lopetegui is the new coach at the Bernabeu, the announcement of his appointment leading to his messy sacking from the Spain job before the World Cup. "Weekly management", said Lopetegui in his press conference. Real enjoyed greater possession and had more shots at goal, and their attacking play earned them a penalty in the 63 minute, which was converted by the omnipresent Sergio Ramos, giving Real a 2-1 lead.

The Spanish season kicks off this weekend with La Liga entering a new era following the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta, and with Atletico Madrid posing a huge threat to the big two. "The important players are the ones that are here, not the ones that are not".

"They will take us to the limit in all aspects, physical, mental and tactical".