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'Real Madrid can still win everything this season' - Perez defiant despite upheaval

3:45 PM WAT 03/11/2018
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The Champions League winners have had a difficult start to the season and sacked coach Julen Lopetegui, but the president still expects trophies

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is confident the team can still achieve success on all fronts despite their troubled start to the season.

Madrid sit ninth in La Liga heading into Saturday's clash against Real Valladolid, with interim boss Santiago Solari set to take charge of his first league fixture following Julen Lopetegui's sacking.

But despite the disastrous nature to Lopetegui's four-month tenure, and their continuing search for a permanent boss, Perez says nobody should doubt Madrid's qualities.

"We've got a great squad which has proved that it's capable of winning everything going," Perez told attendees at an event to commemorate Madrid's members.

"I want to state that all of our targets for this season remain intact. 

"We are experiencing one of the most extraordinary stages in the history of Real Madrid. We have to value this and what we are achieving.

"This team has won absolutely everything. We've managed to achieve a historic feat that's practically impossible to repeat: lifting three Champions League crowns in a row and four in five seasons."

Madrid are seven points behind leaders Barcelona heading into the weekend's fixtures, having lost four and drawn one of their last five matches in the Spanish top flight.