Julen Lopetegui insists he has ‘no regrets’ about his decision to Coach Real Madrid and ‘did nothing’ to prompt his dismissal from Spain.
Lopetegui was appointed at Madrid and subsequently sacked by Spain on the eve of the World Cup in hugely controversial circumstances, having not lost any of his 22 games at the helm of La Roja.
“I have no regrets, in fact I would make that decision every time,” Lopetegui told Onda Cero on Monday night.
“The truth is I am delighted to have the opportunity to be Coach at Real Madrid, this is a great honour and that is the only thing that can consume my thoughts.
“I have no problems discussing Spain and I hope the team and Luis Enrique are a big success, firstly because this is important for all of Spanish football but also because I am a fan of the team.
“What I will say is that I did everything as it should be done, I was totally honest throughout the match and I never gave an impression that I would not accept the Madrid offer.
“I told Madrid yes after an approach and had no desire to walk out on the national team, and although I do not want to talk about the past, this is not something I have any regrets on.”