Real Madrid Head Coach Zinedine Zidane said his team played a «great final» after nabbing the revamped Spanish Super Cup by beating Atletico Madrid 4:1 in Jeddah on Sunday.
«As always, we came here to win this trophy, I think it's been a very tough and complicated week, we suffered in this match and I think we saw a great final,» Zidane said during a post-match press conference.
Real midfielder... Еще Federico Valverde deliberately fouled Alvaro Morata as he was through on goal in the 115th minute of a 0:0 draw, earning himself a red card and Atletico Madrid a free kick. Real went on to win the subsequent penalty shootout 4:1.
«I apologised to Alvaro [Morata], what I did was not good but it was the only thing left I could do for the team. That was the only thing left for me to do, I tried other things but it didn't work out, he is a very fast player,» Valverde said.
Despite his red card, Valverde went to win the 'Man of the Match' award for the game.