Left-back Lucas Hernandez felt his Atletico Madrid team deserved to beat Marseille after a “very hard” year for the Spanish team.
“We deserved it, it’s been a very hard year, and now it’s time to enjoy it with these supporters and those who could not come to Lyon,” the 22-year-old explained to BeIN Sports afterwards.
“I’m very happy and grateful to the Atleti fans, everyone at the club, and the teammates with whom I share a dressing room.
“We knew Marseille would come out strong and would go all out in search of the win.
“But we had Antoine Griezmann, one of the best players in the world, and I hope he enjoys many more years at Atletico Madrid.
“We are going to celebrate in style. Madrid, prepare yourself!!” he warned.