Real Madrid defender Marcelo has spoken up about his future with Los Blancos after recently been linked with a move to Juventus following Real Madrid’s poor run of form.
Former Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo joined the Turin club this summer in a shocking move worth £88m and some of the recent reports lately has claimed that his old partner Marcelo could also join him at Turin next.
It’s been a slow start to the season for the Portuguese ace, but we have seen glimpses of his geniuses and there is no doubt that he will win trophies with the reigning Italian champions. Acquiring the services of Ronaldo made it clear that the club is aiming high for the Champions League and for the reason Marcelo might be another key addition to their squad. The Real Madrid left-back has combined multiple times with Cristiano and their telepathic understanding has helped Real Madrid score numerous goals.
However, amidst all the ongoing speculation about him joining the Turin club, Marcelo has lashed out at the media because of the critical nature of the media outlets towards the European champions. Marcelo has yet again shown his worth by scoring an important goal in their champions league clash against Czech champions Viktoria Plzeň.
Speaking after Real Madrid’s 2-1 victory on Tuesday night, he had something to say to the journalists who threw criticism towards the Spanish club for their five-game winless run. The Brazilian shot-stopper made a sly dig at the critics for the Madrid’s slump and even opined that it is only the media who aexaggeratinging the whole thing.
As quoted by ESPN, he said: “It’s hard when you don’t win, but you talk about a crisis like you want to hurt this squad.
“All journalists try to hurt us, maybe it’s envy because you don’t know how to play football.”
About the rumours regarding leaving Madrid for Juventus, the 30-year-old Brazilian went on to refute the recent reports and suggested all such stories are false.
He said: “I have not listened to any offer from Juve,”
“I have a contract with Real Madrid, and when I signaled the badge, it was to show that this is Madrid and we always come back.”
“[It’s just that — I’ve received no offer. I went to celebrate with [fitness coach Antonio] Pintus.”
“Leaving Madrid? I haven’t heard about any offers,”
“No-one’s more of a ‘Madridista’ than I am.”
Real Madrid’s next opponent is Barcelona and the two Spanish giants will face each other this weekend at the Camp Nou, but the Brazilian is believed to be injured and could miss the match.