Real Madrid full back Marcelo says picking up three points against Levante was the most important thing on Saturday but he enjoyed scoring his goal.
The Brazilian netted the opener before Cristiano Ronaldo and Jese Rodriguez got on the scoresheet in a straightforward 3-0 win.
Los Blancos went into the game missing a number of first team stars who had picked up knocks on international duty. And speaking to the media afterwards, Marcelo hailed those who stepped in.
“I am happy with the goal but the most important thing is the three points. It is difficult because there are a lot of injured players, but we have to play for the national teams because we are called up and we also have to play with Real Madrid, and that happens at all clubs,” he stated.
And he added: “Jesé did well, he helped the team a lot, he ran and scored a goal. Everyone deserves game time and anyone that plays has to run and help and whoever deserves it will play; Danilo has incredible quality and is going to work a lot with Carvajal. We have very good full-backs.”
He also went on to thank the fans, adding it’s always amazing when they sing his name at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“I am very happy, I always try to play with joy and motivation in order to make the fans happy. It is really joyful to hear them chant my name. The celebration is something that we do when we are happy. Today was a difficult game and we are aiming to win the games on Wednesday and Saturday.”