Sergio Ramos: Real Madrid will win again, no one will doubt it

Real Madrid 'must improve in all areas,' says Julen Lopetegui - so how is life post-Cristiano Ronaldo?

Diego Costa stole Gareth Bale's thunder as his two goals helped to ensure that the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era at Real Madrid began with a 4-2 defeat by their city rivals Atletico in the European Super Cup in Tallinn, Estonia.

On top of that, Real have just sold their best and arguably greatest ever player as Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus for €100 million.

Real looked stronger and slicker than Atletico for large parts of the game but failed to see it out, a marked contrast to many big matches under Zidane, when they would often snatch victory without playing particularly well.

Wednesday night's defeat was the club's first defeat in a cup final since 2000 and the result will inevitably spark suggestions that the good times could be over the time being.

"We need to talk about those who are in the squad, the ones who stayed".

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Real have not yet signed a replacement for the man who scored 451 goals and led them to four Champions League titles in the last five seasons. "We have total confidence in our coach and giving excuses is not what Real Madrid do".

"But it is already past, we can not keep thinking about him".

"We have to get the most out of the team and start to lift ourselves up now and start thinking about a league season which we are very excited about".

Real Madrid are considering making a shock transfer move for Marcos Alonso.

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