Real Madrid coach Lopetegui defiant: I am here right now

Real Madrid coach Lopetegui defiant: I am here right now

Real Madrid coach Lopetegui defiant: I am here right now

"No, I'm happy here", he told reporters in a pre-match press conference.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gave short shrift when quizzed on the possibility of a sensational return to Real Madrid as he prepares for a reunion with one of his old pupils, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Speculation is rife that the Group G clash could be his last game in charge, but even if they do win, it seems unlikely he would survive a defeat in Saturday's El Clasico against Barcelona.

Former Spain manager Lopetegui is apparently on the brink of dismissal at Madrid following the embarrassing 2-1 weekend home loss to Levante, a loss that made it four defeats from five in all competitions.

"Everyone knows the story I had at Real Madrid and what is important tomorrow's game [against Manchester United]".

Mourinho also opened up on welcoming Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford with Juventus in the Champions League.

Hazard is still longing for a move to Real Madrid, the team in which he has always dreamed of playing for. "Keep the pride and happiness and use that anger if you want to call it that to motivate to play in a good football match".

Former Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane's policy was for players to spend the night before games at Madrid's training ground residences.

With a rather stingy comment, he said: "We can't look for solutions in someone who isn't here".

There could soon be a vacancy at the Bernabeu after a poor start under new boss Julen Lopetegui, leading to talk that Mourinho could return to the club he managed between and 2010 and 2013. It would be insane [to sack him].

However, Ronaldo had reason to celebrate on a personal level after becoming the first player ever to reach 400 goals across Europe's top leagues.

"We know better than anyone what the atmosphere is in the changing room".

"Now they are not doing so much, but last season it was similar and eventually won the Champions League".

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