Zinedine Zidane has admitted that Chelsea was “superior” and “deserved to win” in their Champions League semi-final victory over Real Madrid, as the Frenchman saw his side crash out at the penultimate hurdle.
“They were superior, they deserved to win,” Zidane told RMC Sport after Chelsea’s 4-1 aggregate triumph. “They were more effective over the course of the match, they had a lot of chances too.
“Over the course of the two matches, they deserve the qualification. These are matches of a very high level, [and] we missed something tonight. It is not about organization, even though in the duels it was difficult.
“But anyway I have said that, but I remain very proud of my players. The path they have achieved with the difficulties that we have experienced. We have to congratulate ourselves for getting here. We were one match away from the final. But tonight they were better.”
“Aside from that, we have four more matches in La Liga, we are going to rest and focus on that to go and get something.”