The Champions League winner were defeated by Atletico Madrid in UEFA Super Cup
Real Madrid have made some impressive additions during the summer transfer window like Thibaut Coutois, Andriy Lunin, Vinicius Junior and Alvaro Odriozola. But they lost Cristiano Ronaldo, as he decided to leave the club after an extremely successful period with them.
The Spanish side are yet to replace the Portugal International as questions are raised over their transfer business. They were linked with the likes of Neymar, Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah but no deal went through.
Champions League holders lost their first international final since 2000 following a 4-2 extra-time defeat to city rivals Atletico Madrid in Tallinn on Wednesday. Head Coach Julen Lopetegul also lost his first competitive match in charge of the team.
Club’s left-back Marcelo insisted that he is with the squad of the La Liga giants despite the defeat and the believes they have to change their mindset as the season have just started.
He told reporters as quoted by Goal: “You have to focus on what we did well today. I feel that we put in a good shift. We had the ball, played as a team, and we fought as best we could.
“We need to change our mindset because we have a whole season ahead of us. I don’t make the signings. The squad looks good to me. We are united as a group. We played a good game until extra time.”
“The winners are those who make fewer mistakes,” added the Brazilian left-back, who saw Karim Benzema equalise and Sergio Ramos put Madrid ahead before Atletico rallied. “Tonight, we failed and we don’t want to make those errors again because it cost us a final.
“They made fewer mistakes and deserved to win it. These are mistakes resulting from fatigue, from not much training. Many players have been late back due to the World Cup, but that is no excuse.”