Roldo says he had vision of scoring the winning goal
Milan, May 29: Having handed Real Madrid their 11th European title by converting the decisive attempt during the pelty shootout, star forward Cristiano Roldo said he had a vision that he will score the winning pelty in the Champions League fil.
During the pelty shootout, Juanfran missed his attempt for Atletico, as Roldo blasted home the decisive spot kick, sparking wild celebrations among the Real Madrid players and fans.
“I had a vision and saw I was going to score the winning goal, so I asked (Zinedine) Zidane to take the fifth pelty,” Roldo was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“It is a very special moment, and it is well deserved for the players and the fans, who’ve always been there for us,” he added.
Roldo has now won the Champions League three times while Real Madrid mager Zidane is only the seventh man to win Europe’s premier club competition both as a player and a coach.
“Zidane has done a phenomel job and he deserves it because he’s a gentleman and is humble, so I’m happy for him,” Roldo said.
The 31-year-old Portugal star felt that Real Madrid held the advantage due to their superior experience and were able to control their nerves better during the pelty shootout.
“The pelties are always a lottery, you never know what’s going to happen, but we showed that our team had more experience and we showed that we scored all pelties — it was unbelievable, a fantastic night,” Roldo said. IANS