Under Santiago Solari’s management, Marcelo lost the captain armband and has played the least number of games since the 2012-2013 season.
Marcelo debuted professionally with Fluminense in 2005.
But his skills made headlines quickly and in 2006 he joined Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga.
Since then, he has been a regular under any coach, eventually earning the captain’s armband, which he lost when he was benched by Santiago Solari.
Now that Solari is gone and Zinedine Zidane is back, Marcelo is ready for what’s yet to come.
“I’ve been a captain for six years, it’s a source of great pride for me,” Marcelo was quoted by Marca.
“We have to always carry the name of Real Madrid to the top. I like that pressure a lot.”
“Vinicius has played for one year in Brazil at the age of 16, but he’s a bit more mature when he got here than I was,” Marcelo added.
“I help him whenever I can, he’s a spectacular kid, he listens to everything and wants to learn everything.”
“He’s learning Spanish because he wants to be able to communicate well, I like seeing this because if you help a person who doesn’t want to be helped, it’s a waste of time, but he’s different,” he explained.
“Every player that arrives is welcomed by all the players, there’s a lot of unity in the dressing room.”
Marcelo has been Real Madrid’s captain for the last six years.
“We’ve created a family, and since I arrived, I’ve been taught to respect others,” he continued.
“We’ve seen many people come and go, but there is always a sense of unity and positive energy, you feel the surprise of others when they realise they are representing Real Madrid, signing for this club isn’t the limit, you then have to give everything for the badge.”
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