Zidane: ‘This La Liga title means more to me than the Champions League’

Zinedine Zidane described winning the title in La Liga as one of his greatest achievements as manager at Real Madrid. The French boss even declared that winning the Spanish title felt ‘sweeter’ than his three Champions League triumphs. Madrid clinched their 34th title on Thursday after beating Villarreal 2-0, with Karim Benzema scoring twice.

“We won the league in the end because we won the most points it’s as simple as that,” he told La Liga’s coverage of the game. Today is one of the best days for me as a professional and after everything that happened, the three-month break, it’s fantastic what’s been achieved.”

“It’s strange for everyone, we can’t control the situation, we would have loved to be with the supporters, hopefully that can happen further down the line but for a question of health that can’t happen. But I’m sure the supporters are happy celebrating at home. I say hello to all those supporters watching at home.”

Zidane won three straight Champions League titles with Madrid, but says this league title means more to him. “Look, the Champions League is the Champions League but the Spanish league requires such an amount of effort. 38 weeks and effort and at the end of those 38 weeks you have more points than everyone else. It’s fantastic.”