Thomas Tuchel heaped praised on his Paris Saint-Germain side after they cruised into their first ever Champions League final.
As players partied in Lisbon, thousands of PSG fans took to the streets of Paris to celebrate the team's historic achievement.
"Incredible, that's why we're here to play in the final and to win," Tuchel told French broadcaster RMC.
"We showed our quality, our hunger, determination. A good mix which showed we deserved the win.
"The team showed once again the hunger two win, to play together, to suffer. They made the most of it."
PSG's easy 3-0 win over RB Leipzig at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, with goals from
Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria and Juan Bernat, showed all the composure on a big European occasion that they have lacked in recent seasons.
Tuchel's outfit have set up a meeting with either on-fire Bayern Munich or fellow French side Lyon in Sunday's final.
"I felt the pressure before the game, it wasn't easy, I have players who love the pressure of key matches I'm never relaxed," said Tuchel.
"We know well that Bayern are the favourites, it will be difficult against Lyon, but we'll see. It's obviously the biggest challenge of my career."
Fans set off flares and fireworks as they celebrated their team's achievement.
Supporters linked arms and chanted in close-knit groups, though few in the crowd wore face masks despite a recent sharp rise in Covid-19 infections in France.
Large crowds also gathered outside the French champions' Parc des Princes stadium, while Parisians lined up in and outside bars to watch the game.