WHAT THEY SAID

World Soccer - - Euro Season Review -

ZINE­DINE ZI­DANE Real Madrid coach

“It’s been a very happy year. We had early prob­lems but in the sec­ond half we were clearly su­pe­rior. We kept the ball bet­ter, played higher up and phys­i­cally we won the game as well as with our de­ter­mi­na­tion.

“When you man­age to achieve things it gets eas­ier but there’s a lot of hard work be­hind all of that.

“I have the luck to be in a great club with a great side.

“The way we played the sec­ond half was quite spec­tac­u­lar. When we play first-touch what hap­pens is what hap­pened – and to score four goals against Ju­ven­tus is not easy.”

CRIS­TIANO RON­ALDO Man of the match

“We have a team that is fan­tas­tic so I pre­pared my­self to be at my best in the fi­nal phase of the league sea­son and the Cham­pi­ons League and I scored im­por­tant goals so I’m very happy in­deed.

“It’s been an amaz­ing sea­son, again we have won im­por­tant tro­phies and it’s one of the best mo­ments in my ca­reer. It seems I keep say­ing that ev­ery year!”

MASSIMILIANO AL­LE­GRI Ju­ven­tus coach

“We played beau­ti­fully in the first half but in the sec­ond half Real Madrid put their foot on the ac­cel­er­a­tor and we sat back for too long.”

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