When asked about what has changed after the Champions League Final, Marcelo gave nothing away.
We changed our squad a lot after that match. We've played them multiple times since that win, these two games will be very difficult but we'll try to win. There are no favorites for these Derbies, we will give our best without thinking about the previous games.
Real Madrid are in a good position to beat Atleti now, says Marcelo.
Yes, we are in better form now, we recovered some players and I think this is a good moment for us. We are playing with more confidence now after the last few wins.
The Brazilian left back knows what his team needs to do.
We have to play with intensity and fight because these matches are always very difficult. They are a great team, but we are not thinking about our previous games against them, we have a good opportunity now to beat them. We know what we must do tomorrow and in the return leg as well.
Marcelo did not start the Champions League Final but he's now a key player in Real's roster.
The coach is the one who makes decisions here, I knew that I could help the team even starting on the bench. I consider myself a very important player for this team.