Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has said that he doesn’t have any regrets for leaving the Spain national team to join Los Blancos. Following Zidane’s retirement as Real manager, Lopetegui agreed to become his successor following the World Cup. However, just before the start of the tournament, Lopetegui was sacked as Spain’s coach.
Lopetegui said, I’m absolutely happy to coach Real Madrid, we have a special challenge and great objectives. What happened happened and it can’t be changed. I don’t worry about how it was explained, I don’t think back. It’s over, we explained how we felt and I insist that we did the right thing, which was to say yes to Real Madrid. I would do it again.
Real Madrid supporters need to know that me and the players are fully focused on the club.”
Lopetegui added, “I hope things go phenomenally well for Spain and for Luis Enrique, I’m a fervent supporter of the national team. It’s an era in my life which has gone by, we have moved on and now we are focused on an objective which is big enough to not worry about looking back. We’re focused on the now, what happened before is done.”