Real Madrid president Florentino Perez commented on the club's victory in the Supercopa de Espana (Spanish Super Cup).
"This title is very important. We [i.e., Real] have undergone significant changes recently, and we are opening a new era with [manager Carlo] Ancelotti, who knows us very well. We changed the defense, and it gave good results. We are happy and full of optimism.
"Real is a global club, there are [Real] Madrid fans all over the world. Football is global, our club is also global. Undoubtedly, Real is the [football] club with the most fans in the world," Perez said, Mundo Deportivo reported.
In Sunday’s final in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, Real Madrid beat defending champions Athletic Bilbao 2-0 to win the Spanish Super Cup for the 12th time.