Real Madrid right-winger, Lucas Vazquez has said that the club still boast of a great squad following the departure of forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Champions League holders stunned world football when sanctioning the €112 million sale of Ronaldo to Juve last month.
The Los Blancos new manager, Julen Lopetegui now finds himself without the services of the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.
Madrid have, however, retained the likes of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos and showed in a 3-1 International Champions Cup victory over Juve at the weekend that they still have plenty about them.
Vazquez told reporters after an impressive showing against the Serie A champions without Ronaldo: “We have a great squad who are shaping up well for the new season.
“All the players at this club are at an extremely high level and we are enjoying a strong pre-season, the training is very good.”
He added: “My own place in the team? It is up to every player to give their maximum and to convince the coach, who then has decision to make.
“For me it was great to be captain for a few minutes, for someone to have come through the youth system here and to be entrusted in that way is an honour.”