Julen, Lopetegui: Juan Medina / Reuters
Julen lopetegui, the dismissed head coach of the Spanish national team the day before the start of the world Cup, commented on the incident. His words are quoted by Marca.
“I’m very upset, but I hope that we will have a wonderful world Cup and win it. We have a great team,” said Lopetegi.
Lopetegi June 13, was dismissed because of negotiations with real Madrid. According to Spanish media, the news that he will lead a “Royal” club after the world Cup, became the cause of conflict in the team. Instead He was appointed sporting Director of the Spanish national team, former captain of real Madrid, Fernando Hierro.
The world Cup kicks off on June 14. The opening match between the national teams of Russia and Saudi Arabia will take place on 14 June at 18:00 Moscow time. Spain will begin the FIFA world Cup meeting with Portugal, which will take place on 15 June in Sochi.
Video, photo All from Russia.