Real Madrid president Florentino Perez talked to the press right after the club conquered the 2020 edition of the UEFA Youth League with a 3-2 win against Benfica. It was the club’s first Youth League title and maybe the first of many trophies for legend Raul as a coach.
“I’ve had a great time. Everything requires an awful lot of hard work and sacrifice. These young lads have played four games inside nine days and no matter how strong and youthful they might be, that is significant. We’re delighted to be here in Nyon lifting our first Youth League,” said Perez.
This trophy gave a lot of credit to Real Madrid’s academy and the club will continue to trust La Fabrica in the upcoming years, according to Perez.
“This serves to highlight something we work very hard on, in our academy. It’s hugely important to us. We’ve already seen many players plying their trade around the world, in Spain and of course in our first team. This encourages us to continue our focus on something we strongly believe in and always have, which is our academy,” concluded the president.
Raul achieved a very important accomplishment for Real Madrid, potentially paving his way to replacing Zinedine Zidane as Madrid’s head coach when the Frenchman decides it’s time to leave the club.