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Real Madrid focuses on Champions League final

May 14, 2016 by  
Filed under La Liga

Spanish Liga week 38: Deportivo 0-2 Real Madrid

Real Madrid did the job by winning at the Riazor but it was just not enough to claim the title as FC Barcelona cam on top.

However the Merengue will have the chance to win their 11th Champions League with a trip to Milan to face city’s rivals Atletico on May 28th!

Coach Zidane reacts on the game and previews the challenge ahead in Milan:

“I’m very proud of the players and everyone who is involved with this team. We’re all disappointed, but with 38 matchdays played, we can’t change anything now. Barcelona deserved to win La Liga, but you’ve got to take your hat off to what we’ve done”.

We had hope, which is the last thing you want to lose. Now we have a beautiful Champions League final that we want to win to make it an unforgettable year. It’s a shame we’ve not been able to win La Liga but we’ll learn from it for next year. The team who makes the fewest mistakes is the one who takes the title.

It was difficult not to pay attention to the Barcelona match and I found out at the end of the first half. We went out with everything we had from the off in order to achieve our aim, which was to win. We’ve been here until the end and you’ve got to congratulate Barcelona because they are deserving winners of this league. We’re proud of how the team has put the pressure on and had belief until the last moment.

We’re lucky enough to be playing in the final [Champions League] and we’ve now got to rest up well and prepare for it over the coming days. Given all of the effort we’ve put in, we’re disappointed, but we did what we had to and we’re now thinking about our last remaining game”.

We’ve got time to get ready for the final and we’re going to work on it because we have to prepare well and we’ve got time to do so”.

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