Real Madrid’s disappointing draw at Elche coincided with Marcelo’s return to the pitch. The Brazilian side is starting to be a heavyweight for his team.
It is theoretically part of the framework of the real Madrid, with Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, or again Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. But Marcelo, since the start of the season, is most often confined to a substitute role. It’s hard to prove Zinedine Zidane wrong, though.
Wednesday evening, the coach of the Merengues had wanted to rest Ferland Mendy. He therefore revived Marcelo, and Real Madrid was hung on the field of Elche (1-1). The reigning champions, however, remained on a series of six consecutive victories … with Mendy holder each time.
Two wins in seven matches for Marcelo
Marcelo’s record since the start of the season is quite staggering: seven debut matches, four defeats, two wins against the modest Huesca and Valladolid, and this week’s draw. Before Elche, the previous matches he played were the sinking with Valencia (4-1), and the hiccups at home against Alaves (1-2) and Eibar (0-1), which nearly cost Zidane his place. .
Against Elche, it is from the other side, Dani Carvajal, that came the penalty which cost the victory to Real. But it is Marcelo who was the least player of the match according to Marca. “A shot on the crossbar (12th), but he again left countless highways behind him, summed up the daily. A luxury that Madrid cannot afford. Zidane gave him 90 minutes… and Madrid stumbled again. “ Everything is summed up.
At 32, Marcelo has been in great difficulty since the start of the season. Zidane will have to find a way to revive him. Or leave an important member of the locker room on the bench, which is never easy.
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