NEWS
Wednesday September 19 2018
Lopetegui: 'Roma complicated'

Julen Lopetegui felt Roma “were going to make life complicated” for Real Madrid in the 3-0 Champions League result.

Isco’s free kick broke the deadlock just before half-time, while late on Gareth Bale and Mariano Diaz completed the rout.

“I’m happy with the team’s triumph against a team like Roma, who we knew were going to make life complicated,” the Coach told Movistar.

“The team came out with the right attitude, creating chances. I wasn’t nervous on the touchline, just lively. We know that if we don’t take our chances sooner or later, our opponents can take theirs.

“The team had a great game and deserved the three points. Mariano came on towards the end, his chance came and he took it.

“The season is very long and we’ll need everyone. Luka [Modric] had a very good game. He didn’t score but ran all over the field.”

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