Thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick, Los Blancos will be in the last four for the sixth consecutive season, but Zidane is not getting carried with the result as reaching the semifinals in not his goal. Winning an 11th title is.
“In football you always suffer,” Zidane told the press after the game.
“We must remain calm and not go too crazy.
“I always kept my feet on the ground as a player and I will do the same as a coach.
“I know how difficult this is to do, but we must keep focused as there will be more tough games in the future.”
Even though Zidane recognised his at times superhuman abilities, he also admitted that he could not have won this game alone.
“What can I say about Cristiano Ronaldo?” Zidane said.
“He demonstrated who he is as a footballer and that is that he is the best player in the world.
“He truly is a special player. Cristiano needs the team and even he will admit that.
“But at the end of the day he truly is special as not everyone can find the back of the net three times in such a big match.”