On Lopetegui, he told Marca: "He is one of the best coaches I have worked with. He has a spectacular coaching staff, they work on all the details.
"They live for us, really. They prepare each match with an incredible intensity.
"They transmit good working values. I'm convinced that the mix they have is perfect for us. So, I thank the coach for the confidence he has shown in me. I'm sure we're going to enjoy things together."