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Marcelo: “We must have confidence in ourselves because we can still win La Liga”

The Brazilian left-back talked to the press during an event in the Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid Universidad Europea.

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Real Madrid left-back Marcelo answered some questions during an event with the Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid Universidad Europea, one of the club’s sponsors. The club legend discussed Madrid’s chances of conquering the 2020-2021 La Liga title and the pressure to have success every single season.

“We just played a very tough game and managed to get the victory. We can still win La Liga even if it doesn’t depend entirely on us. We know what we have to do and we reached the end of the season with a chance to win the title. We must have confidence in ourselves because we can still win it,” said Marcelo.

Marcelo joined Real Madrid back in 2006 and he’s now a veteran and arguably one of the best left-backs in club history alongside Roberto Carlos, if not the best. However, Marcelo says he keeps learning every single day.

“In this club there’s people who teach you new things every day. If there’s something I’m grateful for is the fact that I’m part of the history of the best club in the world. Being one of the captains is not only about wearing the armband, you have to help those who come to the club. Furthermore, you have to carry the badge everywhere you go, even when I go to Brazil I have that responsibility,” he explained.

Marcelo concluded the event by discussing the big pressure the club always faces.

“Pressure is always going to be a thing in Real Madrid, it’s the world’s best club. Everyone wants to play well against this team, and it’s part of a footballer’s life. You have to win games and trophies, but we face this pressure with joy, we are always looking forward to playing and learning every day,” he added.

This could be Marcelo’s last season with Real Madrid, although his current deal expires in the summer of 2022. Madrid will likely want to part ways with the legendary left-back now that he’s entered his decline and it will be interesting to see Marcelo’s decision.