Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane believes Barcelona are deserved La Liga champions after losing out to their arch-rivals by one point on the final day of the season.
Zidane and his lads won their last 12 league games in a row but that wasn’t enough as Barcelona ended with five consecutive victories after a blip in April saw their ten points lead over Real cut to one.
Zidnae in a post-match interview had this to say about losing the title to Barcelona:
“Never once did we throw the towel in and we battled on right until the end. I’m very proud of the team, of what we’ve already accomplished and we’re currently achieving.
“The only thing for me to say to them is that they must now rest up. I’m very proud of the players and everyone who is involved with this team.
“We’re all disappointed, but with 38 matchdays played, we can’t change anything now. Barcelona deserved to win La Liga, but you’ve got to take your hat off to what we’ve done.” Zidane said as quoted on the Galacticos’s website.
Suarez tapped in, powered home a header and slotted Neymar’s pass to give him La Liga’s golden boot with 40 goals.
Barca, nine points clear on 1 April, will seal a second straight league and cup double if they beat Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final on Sunday, 22 May.