Real Madrid – 2017 champion of La Liga
Real Madrid in on the verge on a magnificent season that will conclude with the Champions League Final on June 3rd in Cardiff against Juventus. Zidane’s men had to resist FC Barcelona‘s comeback until the last matchday and the celebration came on the last game of the season. For Zidane it’s his first League title as coach and for the club ended a five-year wait to reclaim top spot in the country by overtaking FC Barcelona.
Coach Zidane comments on the achievement:
“We’ve achieved this by really working hard, over the course of 38 match days. The Spanish top flight is the toughest in the world. It is an important moment for me as a coach. The key of the success lies in the group. They have been united all season and that was the key for this LaLiga campaign. Everyone deserves praise, but above all the players deserve it. They believed in the message I told them. This is my happiest day as a coach. I have won everything with this club and winning LaLiga is the best.
It is the players who are out there on the pitch, they play and suffer. There are 24 of them, it is difficult to give them all the same number of minutes, but they are key. The success is down to the work they put in and the belief in what they do. If you work hard, with this squad I was able to win LaLiga, and that is not an easy feat”.
I am really happy and pleased. I’m happy to win LaLiga. We have played 38 match days and come out on top. This is the happiest day of my professional life, it feels different. We won the last games against Sevilla, Celta and Málaga. We struggled throughout the LaLiga campaign, but these three games were key.
As the Real Madrid coach, you know what the expectation levels are like. I like it. Now we’re going back to Madrid and to Cibeles to see the fans, who have to see their team. I dedicate this title to all the madridistas and to those who have been behind the team. On a personal level, this is for my family and my brother, the eldest. Although he will not understand what I’m saying in Spanish.
“I’ve suffered every three days, every game. There’s a lot of tension. We live for this and I’m passionate about what I do. After nine months we’ve won the league and after four years it’s hard to put it into words.
Cristiano Ronaldo added:
“Thank you very much for being here today. This trophy is yours for your support. Now we’re going for the Champions League final. Siiiiii!”.