"But I still have finished the season happy, it's a great finish with another trophy".
Deschamps - victor of the 1998 World Cup alongside Zidane - coached Monaco to a runner-up spot in the 2004 Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated firing Real Madrid to Champions League glory by sporting a daring new hairstyle and the Portugal captain has revealed his reason for doing so.
"We simply gave them the ball, and if you do that against a team with the quality of Real Madrid, if you give them the ball, they will punish you", he said. "It's another record for us and the players deserve it and so do I because I scored twice and I'm the top scorer in the Champions League".
Gareth Bale has insisted that he has no intention of leaving Real Madrid this summer, amid speculation that Manchester United may attempt to sign the Wales forward for a fee of more than £100 million (S$177 million).
The Bianconeri equalised in the 26th minute via a stunning Mario Mandzukic goal, but a dominant Real second half put them behind the eightball and resulted in a second final loss in three years - both against Spanish opposition.
Bale, who becomes the only sixth player to win the Champions League at his hometown, believes they are a special squad. We've won trophies and of course it is one of the best moments of my career - I have the opportunity to say this every year but it's true!
"The second half was better".
"They showed their class and the attitude needed to play in this kind of game".
- Turin thoughts - "In the first half we played beautifully".
"We played a lovely first half, all the players, but after conceding the second goal we should have stayed in the game".
"What an incredible scene, the stadium is incredible and the city did an immaculate job in hosting such a great event", the Welshman, who picked up his third Champions League winners' medal, said as the celebrations began. "I don't think Juventus have reached the end of a cycle at all".
"We have made more history, we are very happy to win the 12th".