Speaking to BeIN Sports following his Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid, Zinedine Zidane reacted to Real’s 11th UCL triumph.
“It is great, Carlo Ancelotti wished this upon me when I was with him in Lisbon, to win the Champions League as a manager one day, today it is done and I realise that he was right. Joy has nothing to do with it when you are a player and when you are a manager. I am happy. I am empty but it is only positive, when you achieve what we have achieved throughout the season, to win the Champions League is magnificent.”
“I am happy for my players who were fantastic all season, it means that we have worked well, messages have been passed on, the players followed me, I followed them too and we have won the Champions League together. I have dreamt of this trophy, I have thought about it hard but we have also worked well, it is not enough to dream and to think about it. We fought until the final minute, right until the penalty shootout, I am happy for everyone. Now we are going to enjoy it.”