The sacking of Julen Lopetegui by Real Madrid is still a recurring theme in the Spanish newspapers, Dani Carvajal wanted to defend his former Madrid and ‘La Roja’ coach from criticism, placing him ahead of Zinedine Zidane in his list of preferences.
“For me, Lopetegui is the best coach I’ve ever had. Unfortunately, he hasn’t had that bit of luck with us,” explained the Real Madrid full-back.
And he went further: “Until I find a coach who I think is better than him, I’ll keep saying it”.
Carvajal was impressed by Lopetegui’s style of play and style of management before the manager was replaced by Santiago Solari only a week ago.
“That way of seeing football, of managing the group, of being with the players… It’s something I share, it’s an idea of seeing football and I said it before Lopetegui was coach of Real Madrid”, concluded Carvajal.