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Florentino Pérez: “This league title is thoroughly deserved, hard-earned from the start"

NEWS STORY. 30/04/2022

"We’re all immensely satisfied. This is a happy day for all madridistas around the world”, said the club president.

Florentino Pérez was interviewed by Realmadrid TV after the club clinched its 35th LaLiga title. The club president had the following to say: “This is a happy day for all madridistas in Spain and around the world. This league title is thoroughly deserved, hard-earned from the start and with a great coach in Carlo Ancelotti. He knows the club very well and that’s what this league win represents. We’re all immensely satisfied. This gives us confidence for Wednesday's game”.
Ancelotti has told me several times that the difference he’s found between all the teams he’s trained, teams all over Europe, is that the Real Madrid players are big Madrid fans. They are like Real Madrid supporters and that's a special bonus. The atmosphere is phenomenal. When things go well, you just have to acknowledge it and be very satisfied, as we all are today”.
“He’s the person who manages strong squads the best, as he’s always had them. He does it really well. He’s got more experience in this area. We’ve got everything right, the management of the players, the physical preparation, work with the physios. And above all, with the man in charge, Carlo Ancelotti. He’s the best".

"Benzema has had an excellent season, the one before and the one before that. Life is what it is and nobody can doubt that the next Ballon d'Or has to be Karim Benzema. It's long overdue, too. It should have come sooner. Everyone acknowledges that without a doubt. It's a fact".
50 titles as president
"This LaLiga title is the 35th in our history, that's a league every three years. I don't want to say that it's normal. I inherited a magical club and just after arriving it was named the best club in the 20th century. Over the years I've tried to be up to the challenge. That's what my father taught me. I've been a member for over 60 years, 61 to be exact, and that's what I've witnessed. It's no different for me than anything else I've experienced.
Manchester City game
"It's going to be one of those magical nights at the Bernabéu on Wednesday. Everyone is aware that the team has to go out and win the match. It'll be a game well worth watching".