In an exclusive interview with Spanish outlet AS, Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro reflected on the club’s 14th Champions League title.
“This team is from a movie. Winning five Champions Leagues in the last eight years only has one definition: making history.
“The Champions League won in Paris will be remembered for life. It is the most wonderful European Cup story ever told.”
After leading AC Milan to Champions League success in 2003 and 2007 as well as lifting the trophy with Madrid in 2014 and this year, Carlo Ancelotti is the most successful manager in the history of the competition.
“Ancelotti is an example in everything. Everything good that happens to him, he deserves it,” Casemiro added.
The Brazilian midfielder also revealed that Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez affectionately named the midfielders after a trio of famous Spanish opera singers.
“Florentino calls us ‘The Three Tenors’. [Toni] Kroos, [Luka] Modric and I have earned the right to be remembered for many years,” he added.