It is the duty of the entire team to replace Cristiano, Lopethegi said
Real Madrid coach Ulen Lopteggi expects all of his players to show willingness and together to make Cristiano Ronaldo`s absence unreal. For many years, the Portuguese wore trophies with their hits, as they were often about 50 or even more per season. The 50 goals of Cristiano? This is not someone`s specific responsibility, but the duty of the whole team. We must have the feeling of a team, Lopeggi said at today`s press conference before the match against Girona from the second round of the Primera Division. The former Spanish coach confirmed that the young striker Vinicius Junior will not be relinquished but will play for the reserve team and will be called in the first squad when needed.
Here`s what the mentor said about these and other topics:
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I can talk only about the players I have at the moment. I am focused on the outstanding lineup I have. Each match is a final, every 3 points are of utmost importance.
I will not say or draw up a plan which one of them to keep in the tournament. Everyone is training and we will decide. After the upcoming pause we are waiting for a compressed cycle Wednesday and Sunday and we will need everyone. Being a goalkeeper is a bit different, but it`s also a good thing.
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I share the opinion of footballers that I do not see the point.
We do not want the ball for the very idea, but we want to win the games. And possession of the ball is only a way to achieve this. We will want to dominate every aspect of the game and be balanced in attack.
THE SCHEME OF THE PLAY
Not as important - between 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 there are several differences.
He is young, but so far he is doing very well. He will get his chances to prove himself. When available, he will be with the first team. When it is not, it will be in the double. He now needs a time that every player of his age needs.
He will train and play for the double.
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