NEWS | 25/08/2020 | Rodrigo Salamanca | PHOTOGRAPHER: Helios de la Rubia (Nyon)“This is a very tough competition and Benfica were a great side”, explained Chust.
“It's a historic day for all of us. I've been lucky enough to experience many beautiful things and this is another one of those. The warmth of all these lads, how they've competed in all four games despite not being used to playing so often, they should be immensely proud".
“It was their third game and it was our fourth in nine days after Juventus, Inter and Salzburg. Benfica are a great side with very good players and the guys had to dig in. We were the better team but we suffered more in the second half and we knew we would. It was always going to be tough from a physical point of view but I'm thrilled for my players because they fought hard. It's been a ten-out-of-ten tournament, I wouldn't change a thing”.
“This is reward for all those people who have been working in the academy for many years. This is for everyone. The madridistas have got behind us during this time without football, it's been tough, but they gave us that extra energy we needed".
Chust: “It's a great honour to represent the best club in the world”
“It's an honour to represent the best club in the world with all these wonderful players. As captain, I'm very proud of the team we have. I'd like to remember all the guys who haven't been able to be here but who have been involved in the process, like Dani Poyatos. We also have to thank all the people who have backed us and believed in us".
“This is a very tough competition and Benfica were a great side, that's why they made it to the final. They really upped the pressure in the second half because we were feeling the fatigue. The coach has got the madridista DNA in his blood and he pushes us right to the end more than anybody and instils those values that this shirt represents”.