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Zidane: “It's an historic day for madridismo”

NEWS | 03/06/2017 | Javier García

"We're a very good team and deserved the league and the Champions League; It's not been an easy job", added the Real Madrid coach.
Zinedine Zidane spoke in the press room at the National Stadium of Wales after winning the twelfth European Cup against Juventus: "Nobody has won two Champions League in a row and we did it. We can say that it is a historic day for everyone at Real Madrid, for me, for the players, for our families...But at the same time we know that next year is going to be much more difficult and we will have to work harder. We are a very good team and we deserved to win the league and the Champions League, it’s not been an easy job".
"There’s a lot of talent in the squad but, in the end, it’s been down to a lot of work. That was the key. When you realise that you can get things working hard, you can do it. I am very proud of everyone. The key has been that everyone has chipped in. We can’t change that and that has been the success of this year".
The final
"The first half was even. Juventus came out strong. We didn’t have possession. The second half was better. I told them to continue with what we were doing, but putting more pressure on them and playing with more width. But also playing our game, because we know how to play. Scoring four goals against Juventus is not easy".
The work of the coach
"I’m a part of this team. The key to success is that everyone has felt important this year and they’ve all given everything. The team spirit has been incredible. There's a lot of work gone in to that".

The team spirit has been incredible. There's a lot of work gone in to that".

“I love football, I’m working hard and I’m lucky enough to be at this great club and to have this great squad. With hard work, you can achieve great things. The key to success has been this squad”.

His future
“I’m not going to confirm that I’m going to stay here my whole life, that just doesn’t happen. I’m very grateful to this wonderful club for giving me the opportunity. I’ve got a year left on my contract and I think I’m going to be here next year. We have to enjoy what we’ve done this year. I’d like to get up and dance right here, just like I said the other day in Malaga. I’m very happy. I consider myself part of the furniture. I played here for many years and this club is in my heart”.

“It was important to him to get fit in time for the final and travel with us. I’m thrilled for him because it was in his hometown as well. Now we’re all going to rest up and think about what we’ve just achieved”.