Super Copa 2020- Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, Zidane’s men emerged victorious as they beat their city rivals on penalties in Jeddha. This was Zinedine Zidane’s ninth final as a coach and his ninth trophy.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was in heap of praises over Zinedine Zidane after the victory. He described him as a “blessing from heaven” after his latest triumph.
First title of the Year for Real Madrid
After a goalless 120 minutes, Real Madrid won 4-1 on penalties.
The Belgian was decisive in the shoot-outs saving penalty of Thomas Partey.
Federico Valverde was sent off for a cynical foul on Alvaro Morata who had only the goal-keeper to beat.
This was the first title for Zinedine Zidane in his second spell with Real Madrid.
Florentino Perez has full confidence in the Frenchman to deliver more success.
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Here’s what Florentino said about Zidane:
“[Zidane] has plenty of trophies and we’re very happy for him,” Perez said, as reported by Marca. “I hope that he wins more trophies.
“Zidane has a loving relationship with Real Madrid. He decided to rest for a year and now he’s returned with renewed energy. Zidane is a blessing from heaven.”
Super Copa 2020 Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, Los Blacos were without their main front three- Benzema, Bale and Hazard.
Perez was pleased to see a team without their star players and still win trophies.
“We came here without some great players like Hazard, Benzema and Bale,” he said. “Zidane has been able to put together a team and we won the trophy.
“I think that we’re on the path to finding ourselves again after a little dip. New people have come in who have given the team intensity and we’re on a good path.”
Perez also praised Thibaut Courtois, who saved from Thomas Partey in the shoot-out.
“We brought [Courtois] here because we believe that he’s the best goalkeeper in the world, and he has been,” Perez said. “He was one of the key players in the victory.”