Having their 10 points gap with Barcelona cut to just six in a matter of days obviously stunned Real Madrid players, but their left back, Marcelo is trying to calm things down by saying that his team are not worried by the last two results. The Brazilian international revealed that there’s no tension on Madrid’s dressing room and they haven’t lost any of their winning spirit as just yet, although the left back admitted that they need to improve in certain areas.
“There’s no pressure and any team would like to be where we are now. We’re fine. We didn’t win but we’re in good spirits. We have to improve on things. We conceded a set piece goal, but we’ll continue to work.”
There were obviously a controversial decision that occurred on Madrid’s draw against Villarreal this midweek, as the Los Blancos got two players along with their coach, Jose Mourinho sent off by the referee. Commenting about this situation, Marcelo once again tried no to make much of a fuss by asking his teammates to simply keep their head high and work even harder in up coming matches as talking about the officials won’t get them anywhere.
Referees hurt us too much sometimes, but we must hold our heads high and move on. Every team would like to have a six point lead. You saw what happened and how many of us were sent off. We must do our job. It was a difficult match against a complicated opponent. We took one point and must continue working hard.” Marcello added.
The current situation is obviously something that wasn’t in anyone’s script since many already believes Madrid’s La Liga title is just around the corner, especially since before last weekend game, they were running on 11 winning streak in the league. However, two straight draws on Sunday and Wednesday have now puts them back under pressure, especially since Barcelona seemingly started to find their winning consistency again.
Still having the El Classico to play, the Galacticos must really be on their toe now as another mistake could simply wipe out all the good things that they’ve been doing in past few matches before their latest two. One thing for sure, Madrid’s next game will definitely be another difficult tie considering the absence of Ramos, Ozil and also Mourinho from the team’s dug out, a difficult situation which could really put the title challenge wide open once again.
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