Julen Lopetegui previews Juventus clash & shares game expectations
- Real Madrid face Juventus in a few hours as part of ICC pre-season friendlies
- Head coach explains the level progress made in training with players coming back from the World Cup
Speaking of the Saturday night clash, Lopetegui told the official website: ''We're going to be up against a team who have had a bit longer to prepare and we'll try and put in a good performance and continue moving forward.
''We're trying to consolidate certain concepts and hitting milestones in preparations for the Super Cup, which is our first big objective this season.''
He hopes his team can show what they did against Man United the last time: ''We were pleased the team showed good character despite the different preparation levels. They'd [Man United] played five games and it was our first. Particularly in the second half, the team showed quality and real personality. We played a good match in general terms and attempted to translate all we've been working on to the pitch”.
He then continued to talk about pre-season in general: ''The main aim of pre-season is to get ready for the competitive games and go into those in the best possible fashion on group and individual levels. Players are coming back at different stages and we're trying to make sure they are all preparing in the same way.''