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Real Madrid will go for 11

May 4, 2016 by  
Filed under La Liga, UEFA Champions League

Champions League semifinal: Real Madrid 1-0 Manchester City

A single goal in 180 minutes of play and some change is enough for Real Madrid to reach the Final and go for a 11th title. It will be also a remake of the 2014 Champions League against city rival Atletico. In 2014 Real Madrid won in overtime 4-1 after Ramos equalized down 1-0 in the last seconds of the regular time.

Zidane will coach his first Champions League only a few months after taking control of Real Madrid number 1 team. His reactions to the night:

I’m happy, not just for myself; it was a team effort. I’m happy for the players because what they did tonight was fantastic. We suffered because that always happens in semi-finals, but we’ve got through to the final and that is what is important for us”.

“I’m happy to be leading this great team. I’m happy to be able to enjoy this opportunity that the club has given me, to train these players. We must all keep working together and think about the great things we can achieve if we work together as a united team. We saw that tonight and now we can enjoy the final”.

Dreaming of the eleventh European Cup title
“Yes, obviously. But tonight we must enjoy the moment all together and with the fans, who were phenomenal. We haven’t won anything yet and it will be a difficult game on the 28th May. We need to rest up well for Sunday. That is the good thing about football, thinking about what is in front of you”.

“I’m the coach of this team. For sure, I’m doing something right. But, it’s not just me, it’s down to everyone who works alongside me. The most important ones are the players, it’s them who allow us to enjoy the football. I love football and when I see them doing what they do, I’m happy. I suffer a bit more as a coach than I did as a player. I feel tense during the games. We’ve got to enjoy these moments”.

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