Tite: 'It was not chance, it was not luck'
Corinthians manager Tite hailed his side's performance after their 2-0 victory over Boca Juniors to seal a maiden Copa Libertadores title.
Tite, who led the side to the 2011 Brasileirão trophy, believes that the side earned their success through a combination of hard work and unity.
The victorious manager said: "The team deserved it, they worked hard on the pitch. They couldn't have done any more or worked any harder - they have great concentration.
"It was not chance, it was not luck. It was the merit and competence of this squad, who are good friends. I spoke with them about the friendship they have, it is very moving."
Corinthians are the first side since Boca Juniors in the 1970's to go through the competition unbeaten, conceding just four goals over the entire duration.