We knew we could reach the final, says Angel di Maria

We knew we could reach the final, says Angel di Maria

Angel di Maria

The Real Madrid players always had the belief they could reach the final of the Champions League, says Angel di Maria.

The Argentine winger was part of the side that thrashed holders Bayern Munich 4-0 in the Allianz Arena last night, making history for the club as they recorded their first ever win at the home of the Bundesliga giants in 10 attempts.

Prior to the game, many pundits in and around the game had predicted Pep Guardiola’s team would overturn the 1-0 deficit and qualify for their second consecutive final.

But di Maria told journalists afterwards that the Los Blancos players never doubted themselves and felt confident they could do the job required.

He stated: “We are very happy having got to the final. It was what we wanted and what we have fought for. The goals that we might have scored in the Bernabéu we scored here. Also, we kept a clean sheet and we go away very happy. We had respect for them as they were the reigning champions, but we weren’t scared. We knew we have quality and we could win.”

And he continued: “The way this side has worked and have fought all year to get here is incredible. We are very happy because we continue on our journey and alsl for those who accompany us. We always get support and this win is for our family.”