Zidane on Bale: "What's important is that he was with"

"Year after year he is showing he is the best player in the world, the best player in history", said Real fan Raul Alvarez, 25, of Ronaldo whilst proudly drapping a Madrid flag on his back.

"Now he is the best coach in the world". Four Champions Leagues - three of which have been won by Real Madrid.

The 20th club trophy of Ronaldo's career comes at the end of a season in which he also helped Madrid end a five-year title drought in Spain.

And that's thought to have endeared him to Zidane who sees him as a key player for next season.

"(Zidane) said that we need to be more aggressive, to not allow Juve to keep the ball easily like they did in the first half after our goal", Modric told reporters.

"It worked spectacularly. Scoring four times against Juventus is not easy".

Ronaldo scored twice on Saturday when Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in the final, becoming the first team to win back-to-back titles in the Champions League era.

Bale scored one of Madrid's goals in the 2014 final, when it defeated Atletico Madrid 4-1 in extra time.

"I always try to do my best for the team and things are going well". But also playing our game, because we know how to play. "I still have a year on my contract, we're in the Champions League again so we will challenge to win it". We won Serie A and the Coppa Italia and reached the Champions League final. Come the second half though, and Real showed their champion class. "This year we did it with hard work, desire and with the club and the players we have".

The praise spread further afield, with France's L'Equipe labelling the winners "Unreal Madrid", while Portugal's E Bola featured a picture of Ronaldo leaping in celebration with the headline "Jump to eternity". Throughout this season, when they have needed to step it up a gear, they have done so, and after the halftime break, there was only one side in the game.

Local boy Bale made a late cameo appearance, coming on for Karim Benzema in the 77th minute with the job done. Never left. For the second time in the Champions League, the glory of winning now is to enjoy life long, 'I have spent a long season.


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