Lopetegui sent a reassuring message to the fans after the derby to assure them that "the goals will come" and that "the team's game, with the exception of the first half at Sevilla, is good".
At 22, he has played 62 league games, 21 in the Champions League, 11 Copa del Rey clashes, three in the European and Spanish Super Cup and one in the Club World Cup.
Real Madrid landed in Russian Federation on Sunday to continue the marathon of matches that started two weeks ago, but they do so without some of their best players, making life hard for Julen Lopetegui.
Real ended the half on top and Bale forced one routine save from Oblak before the Atletico keeper nearly gifted the hosts an opener when his pass struck Marco Asensio, only to bounce right back into his hands. I guess they did not stop the play because they saw it in a normal play, because it's interpretable. Beginning around the hour mark, Los Rojiblancos dropped nine players into their defensive third in an effort to hold Real Madrid to a draw. "But we were far superior to Atletico Madrid, in the end of first half and entire second half".
"We have not won the game because we have not scored a goal", Lopetegui said.