Julen Lopetegui reveals why this Real Madrid star can replace Ronaldo

Doug Mendoza
August 15, 2018

"It's different here, it's like a family".

Despite the sensational nature of the strike, it is another brilliant overhead kick, by Cristiano Ronaldo, which has been nominated as the Champions League entrant for the 2017-18 vote on UEFA.com, the European governing body's website.

"We will not look back but forward with confidence and hard work to consolidate our successes".

Modric was one of the stand-out performers at the World Cup, playing in all seven of Croatia's matches on his way to winning the Golden Ball, where they were eventually beaten in the final by France.

While the Catalans are presenting a settled side, strengthened in the right places, Real Madrid seem to be significantly weaker having lost Cristiano Ronaldo as well as coach Zinedine Zidane.

"The decisions are not mine to make, but the doors are always open to those that want to be part of Real Madrid".

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Marcelo says Vinicius Jr has already won over his Real Madrid teammates. "While this team retains its spirit and hunger, mentality is more important than individual talent".

The coach chose to walk away while he was on top and his surprise departure in May was followed by another, as Ronaldo joined Juventus.

Ronaldo moved to Juventus in a €112 million deal and Zidane resigned.

"I am used to following Juve and I like the club, but since that moment I liked them even more". Maybe. Of course, it helps when you see the people like you, the supporters and club like you, the feeling is completely different. "I have no doubt that it will happen with these players that we have".

Spanish news media outlet Cadena COPE claim the Champions League winners failed to register Courtois with UEFA, so he will have to watch the game against his former club from the sidelines in Tallinn. "He has decided on a change, I hope it all goes well for him, and us too".

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