>
My tribe

Real Madrid wing-back Marcelo: I know what Klopp said about me...

Real Madrid wing-back Marcelo insists he can handle Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah tonight.

Marcelo is seen as Real's weak link ahead of the Champions League final.

"I know exactly what I have to do, and I know what I need to do to help my team," asserted Marcelo on Friday.

"Liverpool are a magnificent team and have had a great season. We have to think about the whole team, not just one or two players, that is how you win games.

"It is a great opportunity to play in the final, and we're here, as are Liverpool who also deserve it."

Reds coach Jurgen Klopp has gone as far as saying that Marcelo 'does not defend' in the build-up to Saturday's final but the Brazilian is non-plussed by any analysis of his style.

"I haven't heard him say it, but heard about it," he noted. "Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

"I am happy with my work, as are my teammates, the coach and those within the national team too. I do my work with modesty and humility, and have nothing to prove to anyone."

Carlos Volcano
About the author

Carlos Volcano

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?