An exciting La Liga title race is enough incentive for Real Madrid to dust themselves up and go again after their Champions League semi-final loss to Chelsea.
Head coach Zidane admitted that Chelsea were the better side after goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount gave Chelsea a 2-0 lead and sent them through to final on a 3-1 aggregate.
The Los Blancos looked nothing like the side that won three consecutive Champions League trophies under Zidane between 2016-2018 but the French legend insisted he was proud of his teams efforts.
Now they square up to a La Liga title challenge that sees them level on point with Barcelona and two behind league leaders Atletico Madrid with four games left to play.
“We have spoken on this many times this season. It has been a year with many injuries, ups and downs and that’s what we have dealt with this year.” Zidane mentioned at a post match conference.
“Despite it all, we have done good things in this Champions League in order to reach this stage.
“I think we deserved it and we were only one step from the final, but we have to congratulate this team, who has been better tonight”
“It doesn’t change anything. I am very pleased and very proud and now it is time to rest and be focused on the last four games in La Liga.
Even though captain Sergio Ramos and Ferland Mendy were passed fit, they struggled to reach top gear in the entirety of the match.
Thomas Tuchel on the other hand is happy with his decision to leave his family and join Chelsea.
Tuchel said it was “worth it every single day” after making history by leading Chelsea to the Champions League final.
In history, Tuchel became the first manager to reach consecutive finals with two different teams Paris Saint Germain being the other.
“It was worth every single day so far” Tuchel said.
“I was part of an amazing job from the first day, I felt huge support from day one, I am very grateful to be at the sideline of this team”