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Real Madrid to play Champions League Final for the 10th crown – Coaches react

April 29, 2014 by  
Filed under UEFA Champions League


Bayern Munich 0-4 Real Madrid 

Coach Real Madrid Ancelotti:

I’m not surprised. These players were capable of it. It’s of great satisfaction to us. It was a perfect match, above all the first half, when we defended very well and further up the pitch than in the first leg. We were very effective on the counter too and made the most of the pace of our strikers. We practised set-pieces and they worked really well for the first two goals”.

“Real Madrid came out on top of this match. I am lucky to coach the most important club in the world and I have to do everything I can to get the best results. Bale and Cristiano put everything into it and they did great. They provided the quality and the result was a perfect match. I would like to thank the players and everyone. After a 12-year absence Madrid is back in a Champions League final and that’s good for everyone”.

The importance of the first leg
“It is a victory and nothing more. We beat a strong team, the defending champion of the Champions League. We did very well and we deserved to win. We were concerned about the tie, but the key was the first leg. It was not a big win, but it gave us confidence for the second leg”.

“We did not give Bayern any chances to dictate the tempo of the game. I was very happy with the work rate of the strikers. I am lucky to train some top-quality players who also work very hard”.

The club’s desire to reach the final after playing in three semi-finals was huge. And also having the chance of winning the Décima was an extra motivation. Florentino Pérez was very happy and congratulated everyone. When he is happy he does not need to speak. Being in the final is the first objective, which is not easy. We’ve had a fantastic Champions League and we’ll see what happens”.

Coach Bayern Munich Pep Guardiola

“It’s a massive disappointment.”

“It’s a tough night for us, for me and for the players. The reason for the defeat is that we didn’t do enough with the ball. We were outstanding in that respect in Manchester and also in Madrid, but not tonight. If you’re not in control of the match you don’t stand a chance against these opponents. We played badly and that’s my responsibility.

This is the highest level in Europe and you’re punished for every mistake. I’ll try and pick the players up.“

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