Marcelo says Real Madrid fought as hard as they can but fell short in their aim to win La Liga this season.
Los Blancos recorded a 4-1 win over Espanyol on Sunday night but Barcelona clinched the title with a game to spare thanks to their win over Atletico de Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.
Having been knocked out of the Champions League during the week, Real will end the season without any major honours, although the left back said the players gave their all.
Speaking to the media after the win, Marcelo stated: “We did everything possible to win La Liga and we tried to fight to the end, but we didn’t manage it. We have to congratulate Barcelona. Now we have to play the next game, honour the Real Madrid shirt and we will see what happens next year. We had a really good season last year and this year we fought until the end.”
The Brazilian went on to discuss manager Carlo Ancelotti, whose future at the club is unclear at the moment.
“The manager has a contract with Real Madrid. I hope he stays on, he is a great manager. We have to recharge our batteries to keep on fighting next season, and we will give our all to try and be champions,” he commented.