Real Madrid left back Marcelo says the players need to keep working hard and improve if they want to be successful at the end of the season.
Los Blancos twice led against Valencia on Sunday evening but squandered the opportunity to close the gap on Barcelona when they conceded a 83rd minute. Real had to play much of the second half with 10 men after Mateo Kovacic was sent off for a late challenge.
In quotes published on the official website, Brazilian left back Marcelo said the players were pleased with how they had performed by need to make the most of their opportunities in future games.
He stated: “We’ve come away from the game with positives and we’re going to keep on standing up to be counted. We finished the game in the Valencia area and we’re going to keep on fighting to make the most of our opportunities. We didn’t sit back at 0-1. The way our opponents play also has an influence; we’re not out there on our own. This league is the best in the world and the games are tough.”
And he added: “In general the team have to keep on improving and that means winning games. We go into every game champing at the bit, well aware that we have to make the most of our opportunities. I don’t want to give any excuses.”