Marcelo was delighted to be named Real Madrid’s captain under the new administration.
The Brazilian took over the armband from Sergio Ramos, who obviously departed for PSG this summer on a free transfer.
“It is an honour and a very big responsibility to be the captain of the best club in the world,” Marcelo said.
“I feel fortunate. Just knowing that I play for Real Madrid makes me wake up extremely motivated every day.
“I am more excited with every season. I have been here for a long time, but my excitement has never changed; it is always increased.
“I am really looking forward to starting the season already.”
Whilst Los Blancos did not lift a trophy last season, Marcelo stated his complete belief that it will be a different story in the campaign ahead.
“We know that it is very difficult going a full season without winning a trophy, but we fought [our best] until the end of last season,” he noted.
“I am certain that we will win something. We are very happy, [the] players who are with their national teams and on holiday are still to come back, but we are very motivated for the season to start.”
“[Ancelotti] teaches us in every training session and he is always speaking,” Marcelo commented. “The truth is that it is a pleasure to work with him and his coaching staff again.”
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