Marcelo: We want to win every match

Marcelo: We want to win every match


Real Madrid go out to win every match they play, and are disappointed when that does not happen, says defender Marcelo.

The Brazilian full-back, considered to be the best left-back in the world by former Los Blancos hero Roberto Carlos, spoke to reporters after Madrid drew 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao at San Mames on Sunday evening, and expressed his disappointment.

Although Madrid failed to take the three points despite having taken the lead through Jese, many pundits in the game would agree that a draw in Bilbao is not a bad result. Los Leones have not lost at home in La Liga since they moved to their new ground, and Madrid became just the third team to go away with a point. Even defending champions Barcelona were seen off 1-0 at the stadium back in November.

But Madrid players have different expectations, Marcelo said. “We won a point, which is very difficult here, but our mentality is to win every match. It is not always possible and we kept going until the end. Athletic Bilbao are a good team but we were unlucky and it’s a shame.”

The defender also didn’t agree with the decision to send off Cristiano Ronaldo with 20 minutes still to play, but avoided getting into hot water by not being drawn on the topic too much when quizzed by journalists after the match.

“It is tough to lose a player unfairly. Cristiano’s sending off was unfair, but I am not going to talk about whether the referee had a good match or not,” he stated.