Marcelo: It was tough despite scoreline

Marcelo: It was tough despite scoreline


Real Madrid defender Marcelo has said the game against Real Sociedad was tough despite the 4-1 scoreline.

Los Blanos fell behind after just 40 seconds at the Santiago Bernabeu but equalised minutes later through James Rodriguez – assisted by Marcelo. Sergio Ramos put his team ahead and Karim Benzema scored twice to make it a comfortable looking scoreline in the end.

Marcelo told reporters at the final whistle that the game was difficult and the players will have to expect that in every game now as they seek to maintain their place at the top of the table.

“They scored with the first move of the game. We scored soon after and that made the comeback easier. We did not start as we would have liked to but then we had the ball and we played well. It was crucial to win today. It was a very difficult game despite the result and now we have another extremely tough game against Sevilla,” he stated.

The Brazilian also explained the situation between Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez that saw the Welshman take the ball from the midfielders toes and miss a glorious chance to score.

“I like to see the team doing well and winning. If I can help out with assists or goals then even better, but the important thing is that the team manages to win. The move between James and Bale is something that happens on the pitch. A forward has to score and perhaps Bale saw scoring as the best option,” he commented.