Griezmann vindicated by Super Cup victory, Football News & Top Stories

Their only new arrivals so far have been right back Alvaro Odriozola, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and 18-year-old Brazilian forward Vinicius Jr.

He added: "The past does not matter with Gareth nor any players, selections will be upon what I see in terms of quality, attitude, work rate".

Julen Lopetegui's side will play their first LaLiga match of the season at home against Getafe on Sunday evening.

Following the successful implementation of the new system for the Lyon final, UEFA was able to increase the distribution system to all of the general public acquiring tickets for this year's UEFA Super Cup match in Estonia.

Real Madrid and their supporters will be finding it hard to forget Zinedine Zidane, even more so after the loss against Atletico.

Lopetegui, who was unceremoniously sacked by Spain on the eve of the World Cup after agreeing to take charge at the Santiago Bernabeu after the tournament, has not had long to impress his ideas upon the squad, as his global stars returned in dribs and drabs through the summer after extended holidays because of Russian Federation 2018.

Real Madrid captain and Spanish defender Sergio Ramos is confident that the Santiago Bernabeu side will win again, following the defeat at the hands of City rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final.

After decades of resisting any and all forms of change, UEFA, European soccer's chief governing body and second only in global importance to Federation Internationale de Football Association, are suddenly keen to show their intent on moving with the times.

"We need great players like him, and I'm more than happy with his work and attitude". Courtois has been tipped to take over and make his debut after moving from Chelsea for £35m this summer, but Lopetegui insisted it's good to have competition.

The Europa League holders are tipped to battle FC Barcelona and Real Madrid for the Spanish La Liga title in the upcoming campaign. "We have total confidence in our coach and giving excuses is not what Real Madrid do".

"We learn something from every defeat".

  • Stacy Allen