Real Madrid maestro Cristiano Ronaldo believes the coach Zinedine Zidane led Los Blancos have shown why they are Real Madrid after qualifying for the UEFA Champions League final on Wednesday at the expense of city rivals Atletico Madrid.
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The Cardiff showpiece will be Ronaldo's third Champions League final since he joined the club in 2009 and he will be hoping he makes it a perfect three out of three with another victory.
Zinedine Zidane's charges had to navigate choppy waters in the first 15 minutes as Atletico raced into a 2-0 lead, however, the hosts made the mistake of sitting back and allowing their rivals to find their feet in the contest.
In his post-match interview in the mixed zone, the former Manchester United star made clear that he felt Real Madrid were deserved winners and that their experience of such situations shone through.
"We knew that Atleti was going to start strongly and they had the luck in scoring two goals, however we have such experience and we knew a goal would kill them, we are Real Madrid and we have shown more experience,"
"I feel good and I have demonstrated that in recent matches, I'm very happy and now we have to prepare well for the end of the
"This team is very good. There are players who may play more than others but we have a great squad that is very complete, we show that in every single match." said Ronaldo on MARCA
Zidane's policy of rotation has split opinion this term but it has given opportunities to every player, albeit just not in a run of matches.