Julen Lopetegui: Coaching Real Madrid has ups and downs

Real Madrid Coach Julen Lopetegui called on his players to focus on Saturday’s clash with Levante and dismissed questions on his own future.

The European champions have gone four matches without scoring a goal and host in-form Levante in Saturday’s early La Liga clash.

“I am the Coach of Real Madrid, you have to live with the ups and downs,” Lopetegui told reporters, as cited by Diario AS.

“We are completely confident in ourselves and the players we have and we believe we can win everything this season.

“We do not have any doubts and we are completely focused on Levante, we are not interested in what questions are being asked as we know what is expected of ourselves and our level.

“Nobody is looking beyond Levante, it is a long season with much to play for and you cannot afford to be anything but focused on one game.

“We cannot worry about it (the lack of goals) and we just need to focus on creating chances, the goals and points will follow.

“Gareth Bale? We will see how he gets on in training but we are optimistic (that he will be available for selection).”

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