Words matter. These are the best Julen Lopetegui Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I speak to my players when I deem it necessary, but they are private conversations.
Nobody has to carry the weight of the squad. They have to be part of the team and give their best for the team.
I’ve no doubt about the attitude of the players. Everything moves quickly in football; we coaches move on quickly from victory and defeat.
Feeling a few nerves is necessary and positive. That tension is a good thing: it’s a sign that you’re doing something you like, that you’re passionate about, and about which you have a great sense of responsibility and respect for.
We don’t focus on our rivals: we focus on ourselves.
There’s always a mix of generations in the national team. You have to bring the best players you think will help you win matches.
Being favourites is no title; it’s an adjective. You win titles thanks to what you do on the pitch, and little else.
I’m very happy with Bale. He loves playing for Real Madrid, and he’s got a chance to show what a wonderful footballer he can be.
Our players have a fantastic attitude, and people are going to see a Madrid side with a lot of talent.
It doesn’t hurt to hear talk about the Spain national team.
Italy are a very difficult team to play against. They have good defensive qualities.
The players who have been with the national team for a long time are used to international competitions, used to playing against the best in the world.
In difficult moments, champions come through, and not by listening to what is being said.
The only recipe is hard work, persistence, and belief.
If there came a time when we didn’t get nervous, that would be worrying, as it’d mean we didn’t care as much.
If you do not take advantage of your chances, you can pay for it.
Germany are extremely fast and strong.
Portugal have a mix of players and talent, which is what Portuguese players and coaches are often about. It’s like play-ground football.
You earn the title of favourite when you win. It’s not when people say you’re a favourite because of past achievements; it’s when you show it on the pitch.
I don’t waste energy thinking about who I prefer and who I don’t.
It’s always special to return to Real Madrid because I’ve always considered it as being home. It’s where I grew up, learned my trade, and the club has played a big part in who I am today.
I’m the Real Madrid coach, and the demands are huge.
Breaking down barriers, succeeding away from home, living in another country, another culture, different football, makes you much stronger.
Football unites, and no one can use a football platform for political means.
Mr. Mourinho is a wonderful coach and did great things at Porto, winning trophies, and I will respect that.
In any national team, the young players who have quality and the right mentality will stand out. And that’s how it should be.
I said yes to Real Madrid while keeping my responsibility to the national team. I was completely honest.
I am absolutely happy to train Real Madrid. I have a wonderful challenge.
In football, you never know what can happen tomorrow. This is the elite, and you have to be ready for any situation that can occur.
I’m passionate about English football; it’s lived in a special way, unique.
Italy do not only defend; they can attack, too. They have attacking qualities, and they create chances.
If you’re looking for a sunken man, don’t look at me.
I am in love with my players; I love my players, but we are aware that the only one that will help us win games is the team.
I’ve never seen and nor do I think I will ever see someone with Messi’s consistency.
A coach – any coach, not just a national team coach – should try to be exemplary. And a national team manager even more so.
I hope things go phenomenally well for Spain and for Luis Enrique. I’m a fervent supporter of the national team.
Italy is the national team most similar to a club.
Football is unpredictable.
If you ask me what is going to happen in a month or a year, I can’t tell you. We’re focused on the present.
I’ve never met a player like Leo Messi.