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Florentino Pérez: “We are deserved winners of this sixth Club World Cup”

NEWS | 16/12/2017

“We have a spectacular squad, some young players, and we want to make the most of what we have”, he quipped.
Real Madrid won their sixth Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi. After the final, club president Florentino Pérez showed his joy: “Everyone says we have a great team and we are deserved winners of this sixth Club World Cup. We gave the best version of ourselves in the Club World Cup, and we are used to winning finals”.
“Cristiano always scores, to doubt him is to doubt Madrid and all of football really. Cristiano has been doing great recently, showing ambition and will to win. I have had the chance to talk about what it means to represent the club. He is the best without a doubt, through his talent, technique, but also his ambition, effort, sacrifice and leadership. I saw Di Stéfano when I was younger, and I always say he is a worthy successor of him. We have created a different Real Madrid through him, and the future of Real Madrid will be based heavily on what Cristiano Ronaldo has done”.
El Clásico
“Now we focus on LaLiga, within one week we have to do battle in a truly important game. This is great for us and has given the players a morale boost ahead of Saturday’s game”.
Strengthening the squad
“Everyone is capable of getting better, but when things go well the best thing is to leave it. We have a spectacular squad, some young players, and we want to make the most of what we have”.


“It’s a feeling of real satisfaction. We’re enjoying a spectacular few years. Since Zidane’s arrival that’s 8 titles, five this year. We can’t ask for any more. Everyone has acknowledged our success. Being dignified winners is incredibly rewarding”.

“I think it’s down to a series of things. Having fantastic new players, I think we’ve got the best in every position, lots of young guys with real hunger, a magnificent coach… And that package of the best players, the best coach, the togetherness and the fans is what is allowing us to be so successful”.

“We’ve got players who are 21 years old like Asensio, Ceballos, or even 19, like Achraf or Theo, and that helps guarantee our future. The club’s strategy is still the one which was always followed by Santiago Bernabéu, we try and stay faithful to our history”.

The fans
“The madridistas are the most important thing about this club. It is what it is thanks to the fans and members. We hope they carry on as they are, supporting the club and that will ensure many years full of great satisfaction as we continue to make our fans’ dreams a reality”.