Although he was disappointed that his Bayern Munich side were eliminated at the Champions League semi final stage , Jupp Heynckes congratulated Keylor Navas on his performance, which gave Real the platform to progress to the final in Kiev.
The Costa Rican stopped Bayern from scoring on eight separate occasions and was definitely man of the match.
“Real can thank Keylor Navas because he was spectacular and made some fantastic saves,” Heynckes said in his post-match press conference.
“If you look at both matches I think we have been the better team, so it’s a big disappointment not to reach the final.”
He was also pleased with the desire shown by his team.
“My team had a great attitude and we got up again,” Heynckes continued.
“It’s been a world class match, but the injuries hurt us in the first leg and we are missing five players.
“I still had full confidence in all my players and I will not look for excuses, it doesn’t seem right.”
Heynckes did go on to confirm he would retire again from football at the end of the season.
“I will not go back to a bench and that’s fine,” he added.
“There are not many people who get into these adventures at 72.
“I don’t have any emotion about it.
“I’m disappointed by the 2-2 though, as it’s been like a defeat for us.
“I feel for the group, football has not given them the prize they deserved.”