Real Madrid have done an incredible season winning the double with La Liga, and the Champions League. This was a very difficult task, because Los Blancos had not won La Liga in the last five years and they are the first team who proclaims for second time in a row Champions League winners. Now it’s the moment to evaluate the performance of the players during the season 2016-2017.
Marcelo has done one of his best season since he signed with Real Madrid 10 years ago. The Brazilian left back has been very important in the squad, being a key player in Zidane’s usual line-up and a player who has almost played all the games of the season. Marcelo has not had a natural substitute during the year, because Fabio Coentrao’s level ha been lower than the expected and Zinedinde Zidane doesn’t trust in the Portuguese player, who has been probably his last season with Real Madrid.
Nowadays Marcelo is probably the best left back in the world and his level is improving year by year, being a reference in the squad and currently the second captain of Real Madrid. He is a very dangerous player in the attack, despite he is a defender, and thanks to his anarchy and his soul, he has gave many points to Los Blancos in difficult games. A great example is the gaol he scored in the 35th week of the regular season against Valencia when there was no many minutes remaining, giving the victory to Los Blancos in an important clash for the fight for La Liga with Barcelona.
We can say that Marcelo has been one of the best players in the squad this season. The Brazilian left back has played 30 games in La Liga (two goals) and 11 in Champions League. The french manager has always said that Marcelo is very important for the team because he has a great personality and a very good relationship with the rest of his teammates, being a player who all manager wants to have in his team. It looks like, Marcelo will rest a bit a more next year because Theo Hernández will sign with Los Blancos this summer.