Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has heaped praises on star man Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest of the team following the Los Blancos emphatic win over Wolfsburg in the Champions League quarter-final second leg.
Madrid trailed 2-0 to the Germans from the first leg after they fell to a shock defeat at the Volkswagen Arena last week and with an unlikely elimination stirring them in the face.
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The 10-time European Champions turned it all around courtesy an hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu to hand them a semifinal berth for the sixth successive season.
An obviously happy manager praised the “intensity” of his players and branded the result his “best night as coach” with special praise reserved for three-time Ballon D’Or winner Ronaldo.
“What can I say about Cristiano Ronaldo? He has showed again he is the best player in the world. He is a special player,” Zidane told reporters.
“What we had to do today was to show intensity, but also use our heads. My message, above all, was to have patience. I am very happy, and very proud of all they did tonight.
“It was a special night, we have achieved what we were looking for. The players came from 2-0 down. So it was my best night as a coach, so far, for sure.”
In the semifinal alongside Real Madrid, is Premier League giants Manchester City who beat French Champions Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 on aggregate.