Title my biggest success: Zidane

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique

The former Barcelona midfielder will leave the club following three seasons that can only be judged as very successful despite his team's dip in form during his a year ago.

"People that talk about me always get and propagate the wrong impression both on and off the pitch", he added.

Having convinced Ronaldo that he is not in fact invincible by taking him off in a game late in March against Athletic Bilbao, he also let the squad and the world know that under his cool and calm demeanour was a steely and, at times, ruthless operator.

Zinedine Zidane claimed that winning LaLiga as Real Madrid's coach on Sunday surpasses his stellar achievements as a player and even lifting the Champions League in his debut season as coach previous year.

"It is the happiest day of my professional life by a distance".

Real Madrid's players pose for a photo as they celebrate at the end of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Malaga and Real Madrid in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, May 21, 2017.

"It is very important to lift this trophy again after so many years without being able to win La Liga", said Zidane, who was thrown up and down by his players after the final whistle.

Zidane's role in restoring Real to the top of Spanish football was hailed by Ronaldo.

"He has managed things intelligently along with his assistants", said Ronaldo.

Messi loses Supreme Court appeal over tax-fraud conviction
Messi and his father Jorge, who manages his finances, were both convicted in 2016 of defrauding Spain of €4.1m ($4.6m) in taxes. Messi's Barcelona contract is due to expire in June 2018 and the club are now engaged in a process to extend that contract.

"The proof is there".

"It was a very close fight, as I expected, and we had to wait until the last week to know the champions".

Although Bale is expected to be fit for the Champions League final, Zidane may opt to stick with his new formation instead of accommodating the Welshman in Cardiff by reverting to the 4-3-3.

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique had the plan to not overwork Andres Iniesta, who was entering his 15th season at the age of 32.

"We've won this after 10 months".

Barcelona will play the Copa del Rey final against Alaves next Saturday.

Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde is reportedly the front-runner to take the reins from Enrique who, after three largely successful campaigns, has chose to move on. And Real's run to the title was most certainly a squad effort with Ronaldo sidelined or rested for nine games - all of which they won.

After five years without a La Liga title, the euphoria of finishing above Pique's Barcelona is understandable, but there would appear to be no end to the goading between these worldwide team-mates. Lionel Messi capped a virtuoso display by scoring with the last kick of the game to keep Barca in the title race.

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