NEWS STORY. 12/05/2022. Bárbara Jiménez
Real Madrid were too hot to handle for Levante at the Santiago Bernabéu and Vini Jr. was the standout performer with three goals: "The coach let me stay on a bit longer so I could get my first hat-trick. I'm enjoying a beautiful season alongside my teammates, they all really help me. I'm thrilled with the performance today at the Bernabéu, we've all really enjoyed ourselves here this season. We're getting ready for the final, the last game, which is the most beautiful one”.
“The connection with Karim (Benzema) has been fantastic throughout the campaign. I hope that remains the same up until he retires, which I'm sure he will do at Madrid. He's having a phenomenal season, I hope he ends up winning the Ballon d'Or.
Video.Vini Jr.: "I'm delighted with the performance and my hat-trick"
He scores so many goals, I hope he can keep achieving more at this club that loves him so much”.
On Levante's relegation
"It's a shame, because they're a great team that play very good football. Hopefully they’ll be back up again soon".
Vallejo: “Feeling that warmth from the people is a big plus"
“The key was the fact we were focused for the whole game. I could see the team was on it from the warm-up and we were very good in attack and in defence. The goals went in and that helped us in dealing with the game. The coach tells us to enjoy our football, not to relax, nor to think too much about the 28th. He says we have to compete in the remaining games, as we did in the first half, by scoring goals".
“I feel great. I'd like to thank the coaching staff and my teammates who have supported me so much whenever I've played and also when I haven't. It's an honour to belong to this team and to be here to lend a hand when it's needed. It's very special because after so much hard work this season, feeling the warmth of the fans is a big plus that motivates you to keep on going".
Key elements to the Champions League final
“The example to follow was there in today's game. To be fully focused on what's to come, recover well and keep learning. We have to be strong tactically, we can't relax because of the result because that will help us”.