SHe adds 90 minutes in the Champions League, against Shakhtar in the competition’s debut, with 2-3 for the Ukrainians. And in the whole season he barely adds 10 games. Mendy and injuries have taken him out of focus, but Liverpool arrives and Zidane thinks of him. Risky to get you started? S. But his good game against Eibar makes the French coach doubt, who seems determined to play with a defense of three centrals, which is precisely what suits him best. Marcelo. And Mendy he covers his back, there is no longer so much danger and the Brazilian can deploy all his offensive power, which is still a lot despite the fact that physically he is no longer who he was.
Zidane explained it very well after the game. “Marcelo has done phenomenal in that demarcation. We know that with the ball he does it well and that he can get into many positions. He has done very well and we are happy with the game, with his and with which we all did”. Zidane has never hidden his admiration for Marcelo, who has been fighting for a few months to get back on Zidane’s train. Physical trainer, change of diet … The Brazilian, after being out of the team, wants to help again and this change of system benefits him more than anyone.
The Madrid he attacked in the first half mainly from the left. Asensio was a dagger on the right, but the one who carried the weight of the attack was the Brazilian down the left lane. As in the old days, he left samples of all his repertoire and his good foot. A center of his from the left after 10 minutes ended in a goal of Benzema head, annulled for offside of the French. The center, however, is one of Marcelo lifetime, undetectable for the defenders of Eibar.
Holder against Liverpool? The bet is risky. TO Marcelo He has been haunted this season by the curse that the team did not win with him. It was not a legend, it was data. In his first six games as a starter, he lost in four. His poor physical condition was used by rivals to turn Madrid’s left wing into a highway. Things have changed now, however. Marcelo He is much better and the defense of five suits him like a glove. Their defensive imbalances find a solution in Mendy and when Madrid has the ball, the team wins one more midfielder and one more attacker.