Julen Lopetegui appeared before the media prior to the match against Osasuna, beginning his press conference by congratulating Real Madrid: “I want to congratulate Real Madrid on yesterday’s title, whenever a Spanish team wins it’s good for our football”. His statements were the following:
Return to competition: “The team arrives with butterflies in their stomachs, we want to start LaLiga in the best way. We played against a great rival, in a complicated scenario and the game is going to be very hard and very nice”.
Lopetegui’s motivation: “I have butterflies in my stomach. This is my state. I am very excited to have a great season and meet the objectives. I really want to. The real bullets start.”
Marcao: “He arrived with a problem, he continues with that problem and he still hasn’t been discharged. I don’t know when it will be, we need everyone to be willing and able to help us as soon as possible”.
Isco: “When enthusiasm is generated, we are all happy, but then you have to endorse it with facts. We are delighted that he is here and now everyone, not just him, we have to make our way”.
Planning: “The club is working and we are aware of the shortcomings that we may have. We are convinced that the squad is going to improve and that we are going to have the best possible one to face the three competitions that we have with the demands of this club. We have full confidence in Monchi but the market closes when it closes”.
Objective for the season: “One hundred percent of the energies are in Pamplona and Osasuna”.