Madrid have lifted the famous trophy three times in the last four years, including in back-to-back campaigns, and Kovacic admits that the reigning champions have a real love affair with UEFA's flagship competition.
PSG have lost patience with Emery after his side were meekly eliminated from the Champions League at the last 16 stage by Real Madrid, despite the club spending mega money on some of the worlds best players in recent seasons.
That is a damning statistic for a club with their means and ambitions.
The future of manager Unai Emery is increasingly precarious, especially when you consider that PSG failed to win Ligue 1 last season as Monaco took the French title.
According to reports in Spanish publication Marca, PSG club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has set a €400m (R5.83b) price-tag for the forward who's scored 28 goals in 30 games for Les Parisiens in his debut season. "But it's a process". The supporters will see that Paris will win this competition one day.
Zinedine Zidane's side, who are 15 points adrift of arch-rivals Barcelona in La Liga but aiming for their third straight Champions League crown, were solid throughout as the home side rarely threatened and fully deserved their win.
They also need to revamp their squad again, and replace the likes of Thiago Silva, Thiago Motta, Dani Alves and Angel Di Maria, all in their 30s. Ronaldo epitomises Madrid's European desire In recent years it's obvious that Real Madrid's prime objective has become the Champions League.
"We played well right from the beginning, pressing them high up the field".
"In the first half we dominated".
PSG had their first big chance on the stroke of halftime as Kylian Mbappe burst down the right flank, only for his low shot to be blocked by Real keeper Keylor Navas.