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Marcelo endorses tough decisions

31 March 2013 13:33

Marcelo says the Real Madrid players have complete confidence in coach Jose Mourinho following a 1-1 draw with Real Zaragoza in La Liga.

Rodri put the hosts 1-0 up only six minutes into the match at Estadio de la Romareda on Saturday, before Cristiano Ronaldo equalised with his 28th league goal of the season seven minutes before the break.

Marcelo was keen to praise the performance of goalkeeper Diego Lopez, and claimed the team are behind Mourinho's decision to overlook club stalwart Iker Casillas.

"It was another good performance by Diego," Marcelo told the club's official website.

"In my opinion there is no debate, we have four goalkeepers to help the team. The coach is intelligent and everything he tells us to do we do willingly."

Marcelo said Real will continue to fight to retain their Liga title as long as it remains a mathematical possibility, and warned of a tough test against Galatasaray in next week's Champions League quarter-final first leg.

"Each match is hard," he said.

"We always want to win and a draw is never good for us, but we all ran after the ball in pursuit of victory.

"While it is mathematically possible we will fight for La Liga. I feel good, we must continue to improve and I am available to Mourinho to help the team.

"Now we are focused on the Champions League. We know that it's a difficult match and that no team is favourite going into the clash.

"Of course I am keen to play in the match and my goal is always to train to play and to win."

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Competition
Primera División
Date
30 March 2013
Game week
29
Kick-off
20:00
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
1 - 1
Venue
Estadio de la Romareda (Zaragoza)
Attendance
30000

Goals

Rodri 6'
(assist by Apoño) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
38' Cristiano Ronaldo
 (assist by G. Higuaín)

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Substitutes

# Player Bookings
12
32
18
7
13
14
15
# Player Bookings
10
22
6
9
11
13
14

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