Ferland Mendy is confident that he will be able to succeed Marcelo as Real Madrid’s first choice leftback.
Real Madrid signed Ferland Mendy from Lyon before the start of this season. The French defender was brought as a backup option to Marcelo considering his age. But Marcelo shows no signs of slowing down as he continues to remain a key player in Zidane’s plans.
Nevertheless, Ferland Mendy is certain that eventually he will be able to replace the 31-year old. The Frenchman revealed that as a child, he dreamt of playing for Real Madrid.
“My dream as a child was to play for Real Madrid and I’ve ultimately managed to achieve that. It was a real source of satisfaction for me,” Mendy told Real Madrid’s official website.
“It’s a dream come true to play for the best team in the world. Opportunities like this don’t come along often in life and when they do present themselves, you’ve got to take them.”
“The day I made my Real Madrid debut was a special one. I wanted to make a good impression and perform well,”
“I will be his[Marcelo] successor,” Mendy calmly replied.
“He has a lot of time left, but if they’ve brought me here, it’s because they see potential.”
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