Atletico Madrid dominated play for the majority of Wednesday's Europa League final against Fulham, but the Rojiblancos eventually needed extra time to record a 2-1 victory and lift the trophy.
Skipper Antonio Lopez was over the moon with his side's victory and was full of praise for head coach Quique Sanchez Flores and the Atletico Madrid faithful.
"The gaffer has done great ever since he came in to the job. Because of him we know what we want and what we are playing for," Lopez was quoted as saying by UEFA.com. "He deserves at least half the credit for what we have achieved here.
"Our support is also something special. The fans make great sacrifices for their team. This success is for them, for all of Spain, which tonight was right behind us, and for the club, the players and their families.
"They have been with us through so many tough times and now we have given something back to them. This is their cup."
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