MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 13: Iker Casillas of Real Madrid CF holds up the La Liga trophy as he celebrates with team-mates after the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and RCD Mallorca at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 13, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Real Madrid made history and secured 100 points for this year's la Liga campaign last night against Mallorca, cruising to a 4-1 victory. Later, the Bernabeu was lit up with fireworks as the team lifted a well-deserved trophy (and no one dropped it this time). The fans celebrated and cheered, as did the players.
Mourinho congratulated his team and gave his gratitude for the night during the celebrations.
I just want to thank everyone for giving us this magical night. Real Madrid is the best club in football history and always tries to win every title. This team will go down in history as the one that took 100 points, and so will these players.
During the visit to the Madrid City Hall, a confident Mourinho spoke about the future.
We have to start working again because this club doesn't allow you to rest after winning a title. It wants its tenth European Cup.
It would be important in my career to make Real Madrid history. We have a lot to do even after winning the league title. Results always come when you work without obsessing about things. Celebrations end today and I'm already thinking about the future [...]It would be important for the team to win the Champions League after reaching the semifinals two years in a row and most of my players have never won the title. We will win next year or in two years time.
Florentino Perez expressed his pride during his speech.
This team is already part of this club's legend. Its numbers will be impossible to forget and it has honored our history [...] Talent, devotion, sense of sacrifice and the defense of this club have formed a formidable squad that has won this league title with a magnificent coach who is in the hearts of all Madridistas [...] We're convinced this drive to improve will allow us to give back to society what it gives us every day. That's why we work so hard. We want to share moments of joy with all madridistas.
The players were also on hand to give their thanks during the trip to the Madrid City Hall and addressed the fans.
It is a real pleasure to be here again with all of you. This league title belongs to you Madridistas and citizens of Madrid. We want to thank everyone who's come here to the Government of Madrid headquarters and to everyone who has supported us during this intense season. I also want to thank my teammates for a job well done. Being here means we did well and that our hard work paid off. Thank you all. Hala Madrid!
It is very important that we took 100 points. We're very happy about that. This team has a bright future ahead because these players are mostly 23 or 24 years old. I'm sure this squad will bring much joy to the fans.
I want to thank people for their great support to help us take a league title that was very hard to win. It is a real pleasure to be here. Hala Madrid!
We have to thank the fans because they always support us. We will rest now before starting preparing for next season to win the tenth European Cup title for this club and make our people happy.
I'm very happy for winning a record league title. I'm also happy for our fans. We hope to return next year with many titles in order to see them again.
And, forever classy, Alonso summed it all up in a simple sentence.
Let's hope it isn't the last time we come here.
There is clearly a joyous atmosphere at the Bernabeu right now. The players were so grateful to the fans and the entire club seems to be basking in the glow of this la Liga title. However, perhaps most impressive is the team's eye to the future. They've literally just won, and yet they speak about winning more titles next year and the Champions League.
That's just astounding. I know this desire to win has been stated multiple times on the site, and I hate to sound like a broken record, but here is yet another instance of Real Madrid's insatiable need to win. That they can hardly wait to get back to work and get their hands on another title is fantastic, and a true testament to what this team is really about. And of course, it makes me very proud to be a madridista.