Pepe insists Real Madrid can be proud to reach the Champions League semifinals.

Real lost last night at Galatasaray but managed to get through on aggregate.

"The team fought hard and made a big effort. We are very happy to get through the tie. In the first half we started very well. It is true that we dropped the intensity a little in the second half and we weren't as good, but we improved at the end. The most important thing is that we have got through to the next round," said Pepe.