‘It’s all my fault, we move on!’: Marcelo holds his hands up after another poor display against Girona… but Real Madrid have won just ONCE in the Brazilian’s last nine La Liga starts
- Real Madrid lost yet again at the weekend, as they were beaten by lowly Girona
- Marcelo came under attack from fans for another disappointing display
- The Brazilian responded to an Instagram post, apologising for his performance
Real Madrid full-back Marcelo has apologised for his part in his side’s humiliating defeat at home to La Liga strugglers Girona.
Santiago Solari’s side lost for the seventh time in the league already this season as the visitors came from behind to secure their first-ever victory at the Santiago Bernabeu.
More pertinent to fans, however, was the return to the starting line-up of Marcelo, whose form has been indifferent of late, to put it politely.
Marcelo and his Real Madrid team-mates suffered a disappointing defeat at home to Girona
A Real Madrid fan account posted a comparison of gamed with and without Marcelo starting
The Brazilian commented on the post himself, claiming responsibility for his poor performance
One supporter account on Instagram pointed this out in no uncertain terms, showing the team’s form when the 30-year-old has appeared on the teamsheet in recent times.
In his last nine starts in the league, Solari’s side have emerged victorious just once, while drawing two and losing the other six.
Real Madrid AC posted the stats alongside the caption: ‘Why is Marcelo still a starter? Look I love him but f*** me, you have to be realistic… I hope he returns to his best level as soon as possible!’
To his credit, the defender responded to the post personally. Talking about the most recent defeat, he replied: ‘It’s all my fault. We move on!’
It has been a tough season for the 30-year-old, who reportedly was dropped for weight issues
It has not been an easy season for Marcelo, who was reportedly dropped by Solari earlier in the campaign for being a stone overweight.
The manager was asked about the player’s performance after the match on Sunday, but gave a dissmissive response, describing it as: ‘Good,’ before adding: ‘He played well.’
Next up for Real Madrid is a trip to Levante in La Liga. They have already been undone by the Valencian outfit this season, with Jule Lopetegui suffering a 2-1 defeat at home in what was one of his final matches.