Marcelo: The win is the most important

Marcelo: The win is the most important


Real Madrid left back Marcelo says the three points against Granada are the most important thing but the players know they must improve.

Karim Benzema scored for the fourth game in a row, sealing a vital win that keeps the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga. With big games coming up in the next couple of weeks against Athletic Bilbao and Atletico de Madrid, the win over the Andalucian outfit was all the more important.

Talking to journalists after the match, the Brazilian left back admitted it was a strange game as the hosts had plenty of chances to score more but were hanging on at the end as Granada upped the ante in search of an equaliser.

“It was a strange game because we started the game by creating goalscoring opportunities but they also had chances. The first half was tough but we were finally able to score and we worked hard at the back, which really helped us earn all three points,” the defender commented.

The players were greeted with some jeers at the end, with some supporters unhappy with the performance overall. And Marcelo said the fans have every right to voice the opinion.

“The Real Madrid supporters are within their rights to cheer or protest, we have to play beautiful football but what matters most is winning. When the team aren’t fully on their game it’s to be expected that the fans might become a bit impatient.”

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