We had to fight for the three points – Marcelo

We had to fight for the three points – Marcelo


Real Madrid left back Marcelo has said the players had to fight hard for the win over Malaga but deserved the three points in the end.

Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo all scored for the hosts, although it wasn’t all plain sailing for the 10-time Champions League winners. Ronaldo missed a penalty, while Gareth Bale and Luka Modric both picked up injuries.

Talking to reporters post-match, the Brazilian said it was a tough win and the players were pleased to have come through the test.

“We tried to do what we know best and to keep possession of the ball. Málaga are a great side and always make things difficult for us, but today we played with more fight, hard work and sacrifice. It was an open game up until the end,” he stated.

The defender then switched his attention to the Champions League match against Atletico on Wednesday, saying it will be another battle.

“It will be a battle like always. They play with a lot of intensity but we have the fans who will help us a lot. We are going to give everything we can on the pitch to go through. I will be supporting my team mates and it will be a great game.”

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