"We have to be proud of the players".
Real Madrid, still crowing from reaching a third Champions League final in four years, will turn their focus to winning their first La Liga title since 2012 when they play Sevilla in their final home game of the season on Sunday.
Juventus also have a insane Champions League record that makes this whole predicting malarky a little more hard. "But I'm with Real Madrid, another club of my life. We've still got three important league games left and then we'll start thinking about the final", he added.
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Michael Owen isn't someone who is often quoted to support an argument, but his views on the away goal the night after Barcelona's astonishing comeback against PSG made a lot of sense.
In Juventus' favour is the fact that no team has won the competition two years' running since it became the Champions League in 1992-93.
"They made things hard for us at their place, but the team showed why they've been competing for as many years as they have".
Atletico, the third force in Spanish soccer behind Madrid and Barcelona, was trying to win its first title and avenge the heartbreaking losses to Madrid in a penalty shootout past year and after extra time in 2014.More news: Johnson, Garcia, newlywed McIlroy head Players cast
Real thrashed Granada 4-0 on Saturday despite Zinedine Zidane making nine changes from the team that beat Atletico so convincingly, while Simeone only rested one player in his side's 1-0 victory over Eibar.
"Everything can happen, but I see the team well, we are strong".
The path to the final has been hard, as they have played Dortmund, Napoli, Bayern and Atletico during the knockout stages.
Gareth Bale watched on from the sidelines as Real Madrid booked their place in the 2017 Champions League final, but the Welsh attacker is stepping up his recovery efforts. The club sent a series of tweets that praised its fans for having unconditional love for the team despite the results, accompanied by the hashtag "they can't understand". In the final 15 minutes of the first half we started to play our game.More news: Bank of England keeps rates at record low as economy slows