Sevilla was superior to Madrid: Lopetegui

Football News: New Madrid manager thinks his team was inferior to the fierce Sevilla last night, and also thinks that they deserve that 3-0 loss against them.

Lopetegui is unhappy with his team’s performance.

Last night the Portuguese striker Andre Silva scored a brace against the Champions League holders and on the base on that Sevilla comprehensively defeated Madrid.

Under the regime of Julian Lopetegui, the Spanish capital side lost their first match against Sevilla by 3-0 goals.

In the post-match presentation, Madrid manager stated: "Our problem was that Sevilla was clearly better than us, particularly in the opening stages.

"They netted twice and were very clinical early on. We were second best in the first half and in the second we were more evenly matched but we missed a couple of big chances that killed any hopes we had. It was a poor performance on our part and Sevilla is deserved winners."

In the second half, Madrid’s star man Luka Modric scored a goal for his side but it was disallowed by the VAR.

Lopetegui added: "The idea was to press high but it didn't come off like we'd hoped and we paid for it, particularly at the beginning. It'd be opportunistic to say we didn't prepare for the game adequately but it looks like that was the case,"

"Neither the players nor the coach was at their best in the first half. If the goal early in the second half had stood, we would have had a chance."

Last night Madrid’s bitter rivals Barcelona also lost their match against Leganes and Madrid failed to capitalize their chance, and for the first time, two Spanish giants faced defeats on the same day since January 2015.

Barcelona ahead of the Madrid in the La Liga table on goal differences after six matches,

The new Madrid man voiced: "The league is a marathon and will pose real challenges,"

"We need to prepare for the next game well.

"This kind of thing happens in LaLiga and it will happen again, now we have to prepare for an important, challenging game at home in the next three days. Tomorrow we will get up and prepare for the next game as best we can."

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