NEWS | 12/01/2020"We have to keep adding to the legend that is Real Madrid, and we do that by lifting trophies", said the president.
"Zidane has done his best and we hope he will give us many more finals and many more titles. In the match I was calm. In extra time less so and during the penalties very nervous. There's no doubt that we're specialists in winning trophies on penalties. Here, someone who has been here for many years... suffers less. I want to congratulate Atletico Madrid because they have also been a worthy opponent in this final of the Super Cup".
Courtois and Valverde
"We brought Courtois in because we think he's the best goalie in the world and today he proved it. He was one of the architects of the victory and so was Fede Valverde, who was awarded the MVP award. He had an extraordinary match today and also against Valencia. He is one of the greats who is playing very well this year and all the fans are very happy".
"You never know what would have happened, but it's true that he avoided a clear chance for Morata in front of the goalkeeper, which could have been saved by the goalkeeper or many things could have happened. But there's no doubt that this made it possible for us to draw 0-0, go to penalties and win the cup. Valverde has been a great revelation in recent games for the young man he is".
“We’ve been treated to great hospitality, we’ve seen the amount of madridistas there are in Jeddah and I have only good things to say about it all, the format, the atmosphere and above all, the trophy”.
Finals against Atlético
“Cerezo has behaved like what he is, a gentleman. He’s also a great friend and it’s always exciting to play finals against teams like Atlético de Madrid. I show solidarity with him when he loses, because when it comes to penalties, the player who steps up has an influence, but there’s a large degree of luck and this time it went our way”.
First title of the year
“Every trophy motivates the team, the coach, the fans, and starting the year with a title is a great boost for everyone. We have to keep adding to the legend that is Real Madrid, and we do that by lifting trophies. We’ve got three still top lay for and we’ll try and win every single one”.
Message for the fans
“As I always say, and as I said at Christmas, we wished for titles as well, and the Three Kings have brought us the first one. The madridistas are happy with this team. It’s true that we went through a difficult spell last year but right now the fans are pleased because we’ve brought back the hope with new young players, alongside the big stars we had. And that mix, with Zinedine Zidane at the forefront is working well, and this is proof of that today. We’re excited to win further titles this season”.