Zidane ‘happy’ with debut CL win

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane expressed his joy at having debuted in the Champions League with a 2-0 win at Roma on Wednesday.

Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jese Rodriguez secured a significant advantage for Los Blancos in the first leg of their last-16 tie with the Italians, and the Coach was quick to shower praise on his entire squad for the victory.

“We’re happy with the game and the result,” he said after the game, UEFA’s official website reports.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game but we fought to the end and were able to get a good result.

“In the first half they pressured us and that’s normal in a difficult Champions League tie.

“Cristiano [Ronaldo] was great but then again so was everyone. Even those who did not play were important for team morale.

“I’m happy with Jese’s goal, because it helped the side and he deserved it for his efforts.

“The most important thing are the players. I’m happy to be with them, this is new for me.

“I’m happy and I’ll try to ensure the side keeps on improving.”

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