Real Madrid left back Marcelo has praised outgoing boss Jose Mourinho for the positive impact he has had on his career.
Speaking after his side’s 3-3 draw with Real Sociedad on Sunday, the 25-year-old Brazilian said Mourinho was a “great coach” who has boosted his career in his time in charge at the Bernabeu.
He also dismissed criticism by many pundits and ex-players suggesting the Portuguese manager’s last season at the club had been a failure.
Marcelo said: “Mourinho is a great coach, he has helped me a lot and I wish him all the happiness in the world wherever he goes.”
He also added the players would continue to fight for the shirt and would come back stronger next season.
“We did not have anything to play for, but for the shirt and for the fans we tried to win and play well,” he stated.