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Tuesday quotes: Leno supports Real Madrid

Leno dreams of Real Madrid, and Keylor shaves his head

Club Atletico de Madrid v Bayer Leverkusen - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

48 hours ago, Real Madrid won their first league title since 2012. 24 hours ago, the players celebrated in Sol and chanted ‘ole’ as Cristina Cifuentes kissed Sergio Ramos and Florentino Perez on their cheeks. Today, Vinicius JR was officially announced. No matter how many days are removed from the season, there will be things to talk about.

Such is Real Madrid — there is only so much time to digest victories before the never-ending noise floods your stomach again. So, with that, here are some ‘lighter’ tidbits before a flurry of Champions League Final coverage.

Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno hints at his desire of joining Real Madrid after his contract runs out in 2020...

"It is now my goal to become one of the best goalkeepers around in Europe," Leno told T-Online.

"We are regularly playing European football with Leverkusen, but it remains my dream to one day play for a major club abroad.

"And Real Madrid are the team I have supported since my childhood."

Keylor Navas shaves his head in support of cancer...

"I pray to God for all of them, that they can recover from their illness," he said.

"For all of the kids fighting cancer. For their families, for those who continue fighting. This title is for them."

Keylor on winning the title...

"It has been a great year and this is the reward for our hard work.

"Let's hope that this is just the first of many LaLiga titles. We've battled hard throughout the whole season, given our all until the end and we're very happy."

Marcelo says a lot of people were rooting against Real Madrid...

"We've got to be proud of the team and the coaching staff. A lot of people didn't want Real Madrid to win LaLiga, but we fought right until the last. We're Real Madrid.

"The aim was to win LaLiga and all the competitions that we're competing in. We have had a great season. We have two weeks left before the next final. This title is for our fans.

"We have reached the end of the season with the opportunity to win two titles. We have won one and can win another."

Benzema chimes in...

"This title is very important for everyone and I'm very proud of this group. We must also thank the Real Madrid fans.

"We're a team and a formidable group, which is seen in every game and every training session."

Modric, on the long wait...

"It's an incredible feeling. We've waited a long time but in the end it was worth our work. We deserved to win this league title.

"We're very happy and now we have to celebrate it with our fans. It's my first league title, it's been an incredible year and there's still a final to come."

Gracias, Zizou

Merci Zizou

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