Florentino Perez: It was a celebration
Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez immediately weighed in with his thoughts following his side’s 1-2 Copa del Rey final win over arch-rivals Barcelona at Mestalla on Wednesday evening and congratulated his players for their brilliant effort and performance to win their first title of the season.
Following the match, Florentino spoke to RealMadrid.com and praised the team and gave his best to Barcelona, who put up a valiant fight.
“We had to dig deep, it was a thrilling game against a top-class opponent and we won through a lot of hard work and sacrifice. Everyone played very well. It was a celebration of football, the whole world was watching and that’s good for Spanish football, not just for Madrid and Barcelona.
“I would like to congratulate Barcelona on the match, I think they played very well, and their fans, whose behaviour was perfect. Also our players and fans because we came here to win another Copa del Rey and we’ve done it.”
Florentino went on to discuss the club’s next course of action, as they try to win the ever-elusive treble.
“It is great to have the first title. It boosts our confidence to keep fighting for our goals, such as the tenth European Cup and to win La Liga, because we still have a chance and we are going to make the most of it”.