We were the better team – Lopetegui

first_imgReal Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui insists his team were by far the better team during their goalless draw against rivals Atletico Madrid.Both Jan Oblak and Thibaut Courtois stood out in goal for their respective teams but Lopetegui is adamant his team were the better side on the night.Real Madrid went into the game against Diego Simeone charges on the back of a disappointing 3-0 loss away from home to Sevilla on Wednesday and might have suffered a similar fate if not for the heroics of Courtois in goal.The Belgium international was on hand to deny Atletico Madrid duo of Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa when both players were put through on goal, one-on-one win the goalkeeper.Madrid gained some control over the game in the second half, and were much the better side but failed to create meaningful openings to score a goal.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“We were the better team by far, but if you don’t score a goal, then, obviously, you can’t win,” he told reporters, according to Goal.“The goals will come, I don’t have any doubts about that. We created a lot of chances, and if we keep doing that then I’ve no doubt the goals will flow.”“Atletico are a great team. They have joined the elite with some magnificent signings, they’ve a spectacular squad.”“They are contenders to win everything, so I’m happy because we were better than a great team.”The result means Los Blancos have now gone 229 minutes without scoring a goal.last_img

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