Marcelo scored a golden goal for Real Madrid four minutes from time against Valencia, giving his team yet another win in the last ten minutes of a match, something that has become the norm this season for the Santiago Bernabeu side.
After the game, Zinedine Zidane was full of praise for Marcelo, but also for Dani Carvajal, his other full-back, who served Cristiano Ronaldo earlier in the game to score Madrid’s first goal.
Marcelo and Dani’s performances were very good. They attacked a lot. They are among the top three or four full-backs in the world
the French coach told reporters, relieved to have seen his team win, even with a goal in the dying minutes of the match.
I’d like to secure the result earlier but we know we can score at any time and with any player. When you don’t get the second goal, Valencia can always score, but the result is deserved. We worked hard and put in a lot of energy
the Real Madrid coach said. As for Isco, who was left on the bench despite being the team’s best player in the last two games, Zidane explained that it was a choice he felt he had to make, and assured everyone that Isco will play against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.
You’ll see him on Tuesday. It’s true that he’s playing really well but he played at the Riazor on Wednesday. I have to think about the group
were Zidane’s words.