Julen Lopetegui: We were much better than Atletico Madrid


Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui said his side deserved to win against Atletico Madrid on Saturday in the 0-0 derby draw.

“We didn’t win the game simply because we didn’t manage to score, but overall, I think that we were by far the better side, particularly in the second half, in which we created several chances,” said the former Spain coach.

“After the break, we managed to pen Atlético back into their own half, overcame adversity and delivered a good performance. However, if you don’t score, you don’t win football matches.”

With Cristiano Ronaldo gone, goals have not been that easy to come by – Madrid did not score in either of their last two league games.


“It’s true that we haven’t scored many goals in recent games. The numbers are there to see. But, apart for the first half in Seville, the attitude has been good and we’ve put in a good performance, playing great football and creating chances,” added Lopetegui.

“The goals will come. We’ve had chances and they will come.”