Lopetegui, in Lagos
First team

LOPETEGUI: "WE'VE WORKED WITH INTENSITY AND EVERYONE SEEMS FOCUSED AND COMMITTED"

"I want to control every moment of the game and we're going to try. Coaches want to understand every moment of the game, try to attack well and be defensively strong", he said

Verdict on Preseason so far:

"A very positive verdict in every sense. We have worked without major problems beyond small knocks, at a very interesting pace and intensity, with everyone focused and committed. The place that Caparrós chose at the time is fantastic, one of the best I have been able to work in and we have all the conditions to work very well".

On tomorrow's friendly with Reading FC:

"Tomorrow is one more cog in the preparation. One more step to get to the levels we want. It is the progression that we have in preseason. United States, Germany, getting through different stages and playing games".

"We are delighted with the work of Monchi"

Signings and the arrival of Fernando

"It's been an intense summer for Monchi and the whole club. We're delighted with the work he's doing. We are always in touch for the news and happy, because there is still summer. We will see. Those who have arrived are in the books and in the next few days we will be finalising something else, for sure." 

"Fernando is a player that we know well and if we have considered incorporating him it is because we believe he will help us. He has experience, presence and has had a very good year. We're happy."

"We're extremely excited for the season to get started"

The first fixtures of the season

"Nothing reassures you or prevents you from anything. We will play wherever and whenever they put us, we will adapt and we will try to come in well whatever the match and the time. We'll adapt and prepare well".

"We're all still getting to know each other and adapting to the tactical approach"

Academy youngsters training with the First Team

"We are all getting to know each other, combining the physical and tactical aspects and we will try to be a good team in every aspect that we work on. The academy players have that extra knowledge of the club. They know the essence of the team and I am very happy with their work".

"My systems have usually been based on decision-making and style"

Style of play

"I want to control every moment of the game and we're going to try. Coaches want to understand every moment of the game, try to attack well and be defensively strong. That's what playing well means to me and we will try. The systems for me have always been based on decision making and flair. It's a blueprint and there's no problem playing one style one day and another style another. The important thing is what happens on the pitch."

Communication Department