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Marcelo: “Against Depor we need to play with patience and humility”

NEWS | 12/05/2016

“Zidane has helped us a lot, he has given us strength“, he added.
Marcelo spoke to Bwin about the final La Liga match which Real Madrid will play this Satuday at Riazor against Deportivo (5:00pm, CEST): “We have to keep playing as we have been doing, with patience, trying for possession, and with humility towards our opponents. I don't think they will be laid back. Teams always play strongly against Madrid, I'm certain that Deportivo will want to win… and so do we. I think it's going to be a good game”.

“I don't think the first meeting will have anything to do with this one. It is the last game in La Liga, Deportivo will definitely want to win and it will be different. You have to know how to play against them because they are a team that presents not one sole threat, but several. They have several good players”.

Zidane's role
“The boss has helped us a lot, he has given us strength. We spoke amongst ourselves and we needed to change some things. We have changed and it has been for the better. I'm not going to talk about numbers because I don't like that, but the truth is we are very happy with him. He is a great coach. As I said before, things have changed for the better”.

I always want to improve, to learn every day and in every training session.

“I always thank the fans because they always give me their affection. I always try to give that affection back to the fans in the best way I can, in training, in matches”.

Praise for Cristiano Ronaldo
“Cristiano has many qualities. He is very competitive, he approaches every training session like it is a match, every match as if it was his last. He works off the pitch… he is a player with many qualities”.

The last decade at the club
“I think it has been good. We have reached six Champions League semi-finals, two finals. Obviously we want more but I think it is good”.