Marcello impressed with Madrid ‘paradise’
Real Madrid fullback Marcelo
The 24-year-old joined the Whites in 2007 from Brazilian side Fluminense, and was immediately compared to Real Madrid legend and compatriot Roberto Carlos.
"Many people saw me as Roberto Carlos' successor and wanted me to make progress as fast as he did, but I was only 18; I was very young and was still learning,” Marcelo told the club’s official website.
“I liked to attack, but in time I've become a true left back, one that both defends and attacks. I still love to attack, but a defender's priority is to defend."
Last season Jose Mourinho’s side broke many records on their way to being crowned La Liga champions for the first time in four years, and Marcelo says he’s enjoying playing alongside such talented players.
“The entire team made such progress that playing on it was like paradise for a player,” said Marcelo.
“Our confidence was so high that we knew it would be hard for others to stop us if we did our best.
"I think I had a good season. I had the chance to help my teammates win games, which is what really matters to me.”