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Julen Lopetegui: I needed more time at Real Madrid

Julen Lopetegui believes he would've turned Real Madrid around if given the time.

Lopetegui lasted barely three months before being sacked this past season.

He told Universo Valdano: "The team had a lot of room for improvement, we had to improve the collective, we understood that it was a key moment for us, but we have the utmost respect for that decision.

"I had offers from teams when I left Madrid and I told everyone that I was not prepared at that moment, I lacked energy, I needed to recharge many things, the months go by and you feel the excitement and restlessness to retrain, to renew dreams: now we are in it again."

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