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Cristiano: “This final is for all the madridistas”

NEWS | 28/05/2016 | Javier García (Milán)

“We're really happy because we've seen the work we've been doing all year reflected in the Champions League”, noted Lucas Vázquez.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored the decisive spot-kick in the shooutout, displayed his joy on the San Siro pitch after clinching la Undécima for Real Madrid: “I feel immense joy. We're very happy. It's always like this in these games but the team has done really well. I knew I was going to score in the shootout and I did that”.

“I want to share this with all the madridistas and everyone who supports Real Madrid. This final is for my family and every madridista family. I want to thank the fans for their support, this cup is for you”.

“I was confident about taking the penalty. It's been a magical night. Many thanks to all the fans. We wouldn't have won la Undécima without them. They've helped un hugely in every match”.

Difficult finals
“Finals are always difficult. It's my third Champions League, I am excited and I feel really proud. The Champions League belongs to Real Madrid, we knew we could win it. We fight every day and we believed that we could win this competition. I'm very happy and now it's time to enjoy it. We're going to Cibeles, come with us. I hope the people are there waiting for us to celebrate”.

Lucas: “It's indescribable”
“We're very happy because we could see the work we've been doing all year reflected in the final, in clinching la Undécima. Living a night like this is indescribable. When you come to Real Madrid, it's to win titles and that's what we've done tonight: win the Champions League. We were confident we'd come out on top in the penalty shootout”.

Keylor: “I was calm in the penalty shootout”.

“We were deserved winners. I’m thinking of my friends, my family, my girlfriend… Those who are there day-to-day, in the good times and bad times. We are going crazy celebrating, very happy. For me going to Euro 2016 would be a dream. Hopefully I can make the final cut”. 

Keylor: “It was a childhood dream”
“Winning the Champions League was a childhood dream that I had and, thanks to God it has become a reality. I would like to thank my family and above all the people who have always supported me. I want to thank them a lot. I want to keep giving everything for this club, which always has the title winning mentality. I was calm during the penalties. I knew that they would miss one and that we would score”.

James: “We played a great game”
“We played a great game and it was a good final. From the outside I did what I could to help the team win. The best thing is that I’ve been able to win the Champions League. I am happy at Real Madrid. It is the best club”.

Danilo: “We want to celebrate the win with all of our fans”
“I am very happy. Real Madrid are always up to win titles, it was my dream and together we have achieved it. When I went out onto the pitch, Zidane told me to be calm. It is difficult come in off the bench in such an intense game, but I think I have helped the team. Now we have to enjoy it, congratulations to all madridistas. We want to celebrate the win with all of our fans”.

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