Real Madrid left back Marcelo says the players are up for the fight on two fronts after hauling themselves back into contention in La Liga.
Los Blancos defeated Getafe 5-1 on Saturday afternoon to move a point behind leaders Barcelona, ahead of the Catalan outfit playing their game in hand on Sunday. It is a remarkable turnaround from a few weeks ago when Real were 13 points behind and their season looked all but over.
But speaking to reporters after the final whistle, Marcelo said the attitude of the players within the squad is to never give up, no matter how fierce the criticism from outside.
“We’ve grown a lot in this final part of the season and our objective was to close the gap at the top, and now we are very close. We try and perform at the top level in all the championships we’re involved in. There are no easy games now, they are all finals and we’ll keep this up until the end,” the Brazilian said.
He added: “People lose hope, but our fans have been with us so far and they always will be. We’ve been criticised, but we’ve continued working and fighting and now we’re just one point away. Madrid has always had this strength and will to fight. Real Madrid always battle and we don’t let our heads drop.”