NEWS | 26/05/2018 | Alberto Navarro (Kiev)“We have to congratulate the players because what they're doing isn't easy. I have no words”, he added.
“The secret to winning is incredible talent and hard work. They are very good players but we very extremely hard. It's a team full of enthusiasm and hunger and they've shown it yet again. We got to the final by beating PSG, Juventus and Bayern and now we've overcome Liverpool. There's no secret, just hunger, and knowing that nobody else has won what we've won”.
Coach or player?
"I like what I'm doing. I don’t prefer being a player or a coach, it’s about continuity. I’ve just started as a coach, but what I'm experiencing with my players is impressive. We must seize the moment".
"Gareth's, mine and Cristiano Ronaldo's in Turin are three goals for the history books. The last one is the most important one and that's why I'll go for Bale's goal".
"I only think about what we’re doing now and what we got from the game. Cristiano Ronaldo has to stay, there’s no question about that. He’s a Real Madrid player and there are no words for what he’s done. If he said that, he said it and that's it. Maybe in three or four days he will say something else, but I'll stick with what we're doing now".
"We feel really sorry for him. I spoke to him at half-time, as did the players. It's tough for him, but he's won another Champions League winners' medal".
"It's not easy and everyone looks out for themselves. I understand it, but this is a team and a squad game. This won't change anything. I try to do the best for the good of the team. From time to time, a particular player deserves to play more, but these decisions are down to the coach. I appreciate that he wants more game time. Tonight he was the difference-maker and it's perfectly normal that he wants to start games more regularly".
"It's the most exciting league of them all. It's very competitive and tough. When you look at the Spanish players and their national team, Spanish football and how the game is played in Spain this is my favourite league".