The new coach of Real Madrid, Julen Lopetegui, has clearly said that the Los Blancos will not change their transfer policy and will not sign any new players despite losing to Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.
Football news: Julen Lopetegui’s plans will not change despite suffering defeat from Atletico Madrid on Wednesday
A brace from Diego Costa and extra time goals from Saul Niguez and Koke saw Real lose their chance of grabbing the season’s first silverware despite goals from Benzema and Ramos, as they lost 4-2 in Tallinn on Wednesday.
Three-time back-to-back Champions League winners have lost their talisman, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, to Serie A giants Juventus at the beginning of the season.
Even Croatia’s star midfielder and 2018 World Cup Golden Ball winner Luka Modric has been linked to a move to Italy, as Inter coach Luciano Spalletti has shown his interest in Modric.
Although Real Madrid is considered as one of Europe’s biggest spenders, yet they have remained quiet this transfer window despite rumours that either Eden Hazard, Mauro Icardi or Robert Lewandowski would be signed in place of Ronaldo.
However coach Lopetegui has confirmed that he will not go into panic buys despite his team losing to their city rivals in the capital of Estonia.
"What was outlined by the club's sports policy does not change by this final," Lopetegui said to Movistar. "Now La Liga starts, which is a very important title for me, and we have to start well.
"We were playing well in extra time, we are dominating, combining, playing together, with good feelings, and after 3-2 the game has changed, problems have appeared and we have looked for solutions with risky decisions.
"In a final the difference is marked by mistakes that can be taken advantage of and Atletico are experts in that. They have punished us and we have to congratulate them because they have won deservedly."
With this title win, Diego Simeone has become the most successful coach for Atletico Madrid with seven titles, eclipsing Luis Aragones.
However the coach has already put aside the joyous moments as he had already started focusing on the upcoming La Liga season, where Atletico will open their season against Valencia on Monday.
"Today we have to enjoy, no doubt – when we have to lose, we suffer, we cry, we get angry, we lock ourselves in," Simeone told Movistar.
"From tomorrow night we will start thinking about the league, which is going to be a very hard season.
"More titles this season? Everyone knows me: Valencia."