In the shootout, Saul and Thomas each failed to convert their chances while Real went ideal from the spot to secure the victory. "On Saturday we have another match against Sevilla, who are a very tough opponent". "If you look at his touch, which I saw on the screen, I think it goes a long way from Alvaro (Morata), but Fede has done that and we've done well".
The victory was Madrid's 11th Super Cup, and Zidane's ninth trophy of his two spells at the club.
The Argentine, who apparently sympathized with his South American compatriot when he left the field after being released, said in his post-game press conference: "It was the most important piece".
Atlético were unable to make their numerical advantage count in the last five minutes and the match went to penalties, where Valverde's foul proved to be a very good decision, with Real Madrid triumphing 4-1 to lift the Spanish Super Cup.
"We brought [Courtois] here because we believe he's the best goalkeeper in the world, and he has been", Perez said.
"I think the award for the best player makes ideal sense because Valverde won the game with that action", Simeone said in a post match press conference.
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For his part, a sheepish Valverde said he was disappointed to be dismissed and expose his team-mates to a man disadvantage. We won today, we have to enjoy it, we are happy. "I'm sure that he wants to share it with his team-mates".
Miguel Munoz is the only coach in Real's illustrious history who has won more silverware than Zidane, having led the Spanish giants to 14 accolades between 1948 and 1958.
The win in the Super Cup keeps Real Madrid alive for the quadruple this season as they are still alive in the Champions League, Copa del Rey and La Liga title race.
"I don't know, it's just this club", he said when asked for the secret to the success.
Zidane added: "We will continue to work". We were dealing with a good team.
With Supercopa now in the kitty, Real Madrid will be shifting focus to the LaLiga where they are neck-to-neck with Barcelona and then the Champions League where they are in the knockout phase.