Real Madrid arrived back in Spain to a hero's welcome after their 4-1 victory over Juventus in Wales, with the team parading the Champions League trophy through the streets of the city before the celebrations moved to the club's 81,000-capacity stadium.
Real's record 12th triumph in this competition - and third in four seasons - was predictably orchestrated by Ronaldo, who has now scored in three different Champions League finals.
"I think people don't have words to criticise because the numbers don't lie, you know?"
"I'm very happy. It was an unbelievable season again". We thought we had enough to win the game.
President Florentino Perez said on Saturday Zinedine Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for life.
"This year was incredible again, last year was fantastic too".
'I have two or three days to rest now then I have a qualifying game for Portugal.
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"This is the best season so far but hopefully I can have better seasons because I don't want to stop". "I'm happy, I'm incredibly satisfied". My age is just a number. When you realize that you can get things working hard, you can do it. Next year it's going to be even more hard.
He told Mediaset Premium, as quoted by the Sun: "It's a big disappointment, because we thought that we'd done everything necessary to play this final and finally win it".
"It's a tremendous joy for the players, for this vast club and I am happy because it is not easy to win things like La Liga and the Champions League", he said. "It was not easy". We have to enjoy what we've done this year. "That's impossible to say", he said. I'm also lucky to be part of this club and with this squad.
Zidane has only one year left on his contract, but is widely expected to remain at the team's helm.
Ronaldo's 20th-minute opener was cancelled out by a stupendous Mario Mandzukic goal, the Croatian chesting down Gonzalo Higuain's volleyed lay-off and arcing a sublime volley over Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
Ronaldo added his second goal in the 64th minute to give his team a comfortable 3-1 lead.
But their defeat means they have now lost their last five Champions League finals.
"Buffon will still be goalie next season and Barzagli with be with us for another year". The same applies to Andrea Barzagli, who will still be with us for at last another year.
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