"It is true, spanish clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Valencia are dominating the european football, reaching Champions League's finals repeatedly and that proves that they are superior than the engish, italian and german teams right now. About tonight, I do not expect to see something different in the tactical approach of the two managers, especially Diego Simeone will not have to change anything.
With a conservative approach, strong defense and counter attacks will try to stop Real Madrid and find some goals thanks to the quality of the excellent player of his attacking line. On the other hand, Zinedine Zidane's squad is of incredible personality, they have to attack from the beginning, press Atletico Madrid hard and I am sure that they can score against them.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be the leader of Real Madrid's effort, with his amazing speed and quality. He is a great footballer, a natural born scorer and all his teammates are looking for him during the matches. Ronaldo is definitely the key aspect of this final, but he can't make all the difference at such an important clash by himself, he will need some help.
During recent seasons, Atletico Madrid managed to reach Champions League's final twice, at 2014 and this year. This is an accomplishment of manage Diego Simeone, who created a strong and competitive side and the total project of his team has its own identity, they have become a special remark in the history of football around the world.
Personally, I think that my Watford F.C. experience was great, I learned a lot from being the manager of a Premier League's club. It is a very competitive championship, every game is difficult and all the teams are strong and with fighting spirit. The tempo remains fast and physical during clashes, it was definitely a very nice season for me.
Victor Ibarbo did not play many matches with us but I think he has excellent speed ability and he is also strong and fit. He is the standard type of South-American striker and I am sure that he can help Panathinaikos a lot. Greek international Jose Holebas gave his best for Watford F.C., he is a decent athlete with passion and quality.
Right now, I am expecting enquiries and offers to continue my career, of course Premier League and Primera Division are the best options, but the most important thing for me is evolution and a solid project to work on, so I will not exclude any countries", said the 51-year-old Spanish at his SDNA interview.