Zinedine Zidane has praised Real Madrid, after they claimed yet another trophy at the expense of Barcelona.
Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 at the Bernabeu, winning 5-1 on aggregate to win the super cup yet again.
Zidane’s men came out firing on all cylinders in the first half, going into the break 2-0 up, thanks to goals from Benzema and Asensio.
“We had to be prepared for the start of the season and in the end, we got two important trophies against two important teams,” Zidane said, having also topped Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup.
“We have done very well to start the season. We have a lot. It is going to be very difficult but we are happy.
“In the first half, we were spectacular. The intensity and pressure, and possession of the ball. The second half suffered a little because Barca attacked us.”
Despite the comprehensive scoreline over the two legs, Zidane – who has won seven trophies since his appointment in 2016 – insisted: “There will not be much difference with Barca.
“This starts again in La Liga. It’s going to be a difficult season.”