MADRID – Real Madrid left back Marcelo considers that Tuesday’s Champions League quarterfinals first leg against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon “comes at a good time” for his team.
“We’re more confident and we’re in better shape than in recent months. The match comes at a good time; we’re in good shape and we’re confident,” Marcelo added, according to the club’s official website.
“We have to give everything out on the pitch and fight to the last,” said the Brazilian, who stressed the importance of the match.
Marcelo asserted that the upcoming Atletico encounter is different from others, and has nothing to do with the previous six matches played in the Supercopa de Espana, Copa Del Rey or La Liga, of which the Merengues won none.
“They’re two totally different games. We know what we have to do tomorrow and in the second leg. We’re confident and we’re starting to play like we were before,” said the Brazilian defender, adding that no team has advantage over the other this time, because a win depends on two encounters, unlike the Lisbon final last year.