Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Madrid not worst team in the world all of a sudden
Real Madrid defender Marcelo has warned people not to write off the Santiago Bernabeu side after their 2-1 Champions League loss against Juventus on Tuesday.
Carlo Ancelotti's men were widely regarded as the favourites ahead of the first leg of the semi-final tie, but their poor performance in Turin sees them in real danger of missing out on a spot in the final in Berlin.
Nevertheless, Marcelo remains optimistic ahead of next week's second leg and feels Madrid still have every chance of turning things around.
"We weren't the best team of all time before this game nor are we the worst after it," the Brazil international told the official Madrid website.
"It was a bad result because we wanted to win, but it's still wide open and we'll do better in the second leg.
"Juventus are a great side, they wanted to have the ball. We didn't have the best performance, but we'll have to wait for the second leg.
"Our fans always get behind us and support us. We know that the boss has confidence in our ability, we know what we're capable of doing in each match."
The return at the Bernabeu will take place on May 13.