The Brazilian full-back claims that there were defensive mistakes which cost Real Madrid the title while also talking about squad depth.
Published By: Dalipinder Singh Sandhu (Bliss)
The Real Madrid left-back Marcelo Vierro saw his side losing to their city arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup. The match ended in a 4-2 win after extra time in favor of “Rojablancas”.
The game received extreme reaction for the European champions as they marked their first official game since the departure of their star player Cristiano Ronaldo. The media and certain fans across the world fest on the news of Real Madrid’s loss as they try to hype the importance of Ronaldo and overshadowing the club’s glorious history which ages back to the Di Stefano era.
Marcelo Vierro reasoned out the loss and acknowledged the mistakes made by his side during the game. Marcelo himself committed a mistake on the sideline while trying to keep the ball in which led to the second goal of Atletico Madrid in the 79th minute.
“It’s sad, really tough to take, but we have to change momentum now because the season is just starting. Whoever makes fewer mistakes wins and we were the ones who made the mistakes.”
The players came off the vacation and did not seem to be match fit but that is not an excuse as per Marcelo who also congratulated their arch-rivals for their victory.
“Preseason is not an excuse but we have to change now so we can start well in the league. Congratulations to Atletico, they deserved to win.”
The fans have been waiting for a galactico signing to be announced soon to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo, but Real Madrid has been very patient about it as they try to compensate with their current squad which Marcelo believes it to be self-sufficient.
“I’m not in charge of transfers, but, we have a good squad. Even so, if someone comes in, they will receive a warm welcome.”
Real Madrid will now start their preparations for their La Liga season which will commence on the coming Sunday against Getafe in Santiago Bernabeu at 22:15 CET.