“The people that criticise me will need to put their guitar back in the case because once again we won and we are the best”, Ronaldo crowed. I’m very happy – an unbelievable season, we’ve won trophies.
“Masters of the universe”, ran the headline on the front page of Spanish sports newspaper Marca, which added: “Real Madrid thrash Juve to win the 12th!”
“Again, I’ve had an incredible season”.
“I have two or three days to rest now then I have a qualifying game for Portugal. But I still finished the season happy, it’s a great finish with another trophy”. “I feel like a young boy”. He finally won the Champions League as a Madrid player in 2002, scoring an wonderful volley in the final against Bayer Leverkusen in Glasgow, Scotland.
Zidane praised his players after becoming the first manager to retain the European title since Arrigo Sacchi accomplished the feat with AC Milan in 1989 and 1990.
“But you know how things are”.
The former Benfica and Manchester United winger-turned-striker turned 32 in February but far from fading he is as unsafe as ever – perhaps even more effective than in his younger days.
Incombustible, he started off with a little flamenco to cheer everyone because there’s no one better to understand the sacrifices one has to make to win a Champions League. “It was not easy”. The former France playmaker’s contract expires in a year, but he said he was not thinking about leaving. “That’s impossible to say”, he said. “It justifies why I came here, it’s great to be part of that and I want it to continue”. I think we can get better though.
In his interview with radio Cadena Ser just hours after the sensational Cardiff victory, Madrid president Florentino Perez kudoed Zidane for etching the club’s name into the history books.
“He was two-time European champion in a year and a half as coach”. They’ve still got lots to give.
Beyond his assist, the 31-year-old’s elegance on the ball, his eye for a pass and capacity for making the right decisions, helped to open up angles for Real Madrid to hit Juventus time after time on the break.
Hundreds of Juventus soccer fans are being treated for injuries after mayhem broke out on Saturday night in the Italian city of Turin during a public viewing of the Champions League final.