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Real Madrid coach Zidane: Chelsea deserved to go through

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane had no complaints after defeat to Chelsea on Thursday night.

Chelsea's 2-0 win sees the Londoners reach the Champions League final.

Zidane said, “Chelsea deserved to go through. We did our best, but they deserved to win and go through. The players were prepared for the semi-final and I'm proud of them. They did their best, but we were one game away from the final and Chelsea played really well. They've gone through and I'd like to congratulate them.

“We had a lot of players missing, but now we have four games left in the league and we have to recover and be ready to fight for the league title. It's really important that we do that. We've had a really good Champions League run and we were just one game away from the final. We're not going to throw in the towel with four games to go now. We have to finish the season as strongly as we can."

Zidane also remarked: “The first changes were for Vinicius Jr. and Mendy. I changed the wing-backs because we had to exploit that part of the pitch more and that's what they did. We had to be more clinical in the final third because we didn't manage a goal and then it becomes difficult, and they created their chances too. In football, you have to take your chances.

"I'm proud of what we did in the Champions League and now we have to recover and think about the league."


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