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Real Madrid don’t need any new players – Marcelo

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - UEFA Super Cup
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Marcelo insists that Real Madrid do not need to make any signings, despite losing Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup to Atletico Madrid

Goals Karim Benzema and captain Sergio Ramos had handed Real a 2-1 lead at Estonia following Diego Costa’s superb opening goal for Atletico.

But, after the former Chelsea striker forced the final into extra-time with his second of the game, Saul Niguez and Koke then scored for Atletico to condemn Real to their first international final defeat since 2000.

The loss has naturally raised concerns once more over Real’s failure to find a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo after his move to Juventus.

Although Marcelo, who himself is being linked with a move to Turin, insists that he is happy with the squad.

“You have to focus on what we did well today. I feel that we put in a good shift. We had the ball, played as a team, and we fought as best we could,” said Marcelo on the club website.

“We need to change our mindset because we have a whole season ahead of us. I don’t make the signings. The squad looks good to me. We are united as a group. We played a good game until extra time.”

Real have signed Vinicius Junior, Alvaro Odriozola and goalkeepers Thibaut Courtois and Andriy Lunin this summer.