"You can only take your hat off to the players and their coach (for winning three successive Champions League trophies)".
'Mistakes happen. It's just unfortunate it's in a final.
And Sergio Ramos says there is extra motivation to reach the final again.
"Now it's a bit more hard than it was before - before it was complicated but focused a lot on Cristiano, and now it's a bit more unsafe, at least [in terms of] how I see football and my concept of this game".
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The Real Madrid ace refused to rule out a return to the Premier League. The boss has said it well.
"Three Champions League wins are not by chance. You always want to come back and play in your home league and a part of you will always miss home".
"They are a side that has improved and the squad is more complete, has more depth". His successor Julen Lopetegui therefore has high standards to maintain and needs to do so not just for the club, but also to vindicate his own decision to sign a contract with Real on the eve of the World Cup, which resulted in his sacking as Spain manager.
Bale voiced sympathy for Karius, whose mistake had led to the first Madrid goal and who let a speculative long-range effort from Bale through his grasp late on to seal Madrid's win.
"We all know the Bernabeu is a bit different to any other ground, it can both intimidate and inspire, but we have them in our first match so perhaps we can go there and produce a great performance".