Real Madrid’s Marcelo: ‘Lack of respect? I’m always here, showing my face, talking to you’

After the win against Viktoria Plzen, Marcelo became involved in a 10-minute exchange with journalists on criticism and ‘jealousy’

This time the football boot was on the other foot. Marcelo says that some of the criticism aimed at Real Madrid’s players is unfair and that the media is trying to “damage” the team – and suggested that it might be motivated by jealousy from those who don’t know how to play the game.

The full-back spoke to the media after Madrid defeated Viktoria Plzen 2-1, his appearance in the Santiago Bernabéu becoming a 10-minute conversation, back and forth with radio journalists, which provoked righteous indignation from some in the media – although most of it was reasonable enough, and some of it was right. It was pointed but at times it was entertaining too, more revealing than the usual cliches.

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