Perez Madrid boss cheers followers, says 2017 an important yr



Zidane with Perez, Madrid president

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez mentioned on Sunday that the membership’s followers must be pleased with their group’s achievements in 2017, regardless of the Three-Zero El Clasico defeat by Barcelona that left them 14 factors adrift within the La Liga title race.

The Spanish giants accomplished a double of Champions League and La Liga titles final season and have since added the Club World Cup trophy and the European and Spanish Super Cups.

“2017 was a year that the Madridistas will never forget,” Perez mentioned in his conventional Christmas message to supporters, a day after the house loss to Barca.

“In phrases of titles, it’s been the very best within the 115 years of our historical past, and for all of our supporters, 2017 was an important yr.

“We are proud of our team and our coach, Zinedine Zidane. They are part of this legend and the myth that is Real Madrid.”

Zidane has come underneath fireplace in latest weeks for the primary time since taking up as Real coach, after their faltering begin to the home league marketing campaign and a Champions League loss to Tottenham Hotspur that left them dealing with a last-16 tie with big-spending Paris Saint-Germain in February.

“Overall, 2017 was very positive. We must continue in this direction for 2018,” mentioned Zidane, who’s bidding to steer Real to a 3rd straight European crown.