The score in pre-season matches doesn’t mean anything,” Thibaut Courtois said after the Barcelona match in Las Vegas.
“We only had a week of training, for us it was important to start the preparation by working on our intensity. This is exactly what happened.”
Courtois is not right about everything in here. Real Madrid started their pre-season on July 8, just four days later than Barca. So the players definitely trained for more than one week.
However, it is true that the Merengues still lack intensity. This was our first friendly of the pre-season, while the Catalans had already played two.