SHOWS: LANDOVER, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 4, 2018)(REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
INTERIOR FEDEX FIELD - REAL MADRID MANAGER JULEN LOPETEGUI AT POSTGAME NEWS CONFERENCE AFTER REAL MADRID DEFEATED JUVENTUS 3-1 IN INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP MATCH 2.
(SOUNDBITE)(Spanish) REAL MADRID MANAGER JULEN LOPETEGUI AFTER BEING ASKED IF HE HAS SPOKEN TO LUKA MODRIC AND THE ROLE HE SEES FOR MODRIC ON TEAM, SAYING: "Yes I've spoken with him (Luka Modric) after his great World Cup that he had, we'll see him when we get back on the 8th and we'll see if he's available on the 15th, which is our first key match.
What I told him is ultimately private but what I feel is that he's a player that I love watching, I'm thrilled to have him, and ultimately I think he'll be very happy with us and the team that we're putting together." 3.
JUVENTUS MANAGER MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI AT POSTGAME NEWS CONFERENCE 4.
(SOUNDBITE)(Italian) JUVENTUS MANAGER MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI ON COACHING CRISTIANO RONALDO, SAYING: "I would say it's going to be a pleasure to coach Cristiano Ronaldo, certainly he's one of the top players in the world next to Lionel Messi and I'm certainly looking forward to the privilege of coaching such a fantastic player." STORY: Real Madrid easily defeated Juventus 3-1 in an International Champions Cup match Saturday (August 4) night but the focus was on the absent Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric.
Ronaldo, who sensationally left Real Madrid after nine seasons to join Juventus, and Modric, who helped Croatia to the World Cup final, are both still recovering after the tournament.
Recent reports have Inter Milan trying to acquire Modric but new Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui said he has spoken to the central midfielder and expects he will remain with the team.