The Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that there is no player in the world who can play better than Marcelo at the full back position.
It completely contradicts the statement that the Selecao manager Dunga had made about Marcelo the other day.
Dunga had said that Marcelo did not have the right kind of approach during the World Cup this year and his recklessness cost Brazil dearly in the all important semi final game against Germany.
According to Dunga, rather than doing his job i.e. to keep the opposition attackers at bay, Marcelo has the tendency to try and move forward all the time and in order to do so, he leaves a hole at his position.
But, Ancelotti does not think that there is anything wrong with Marcelo’s approach as defender.
The Blancos manager has, in fact, put the 26-year old right up there in the list of full backs.
Speaking about Marcelo last evening, Ancelotti said, “I don’t think Marcelo was the only reason because of which Brazil could not win the World Cup. They made mistakes as a group. To hold any particular player responsible for that is not fair at all.”
“For me, Marcelo is as good as anybody else playing as full back in the professional circuit. This season, he’s been brilliant for us and we would not mind if he is not recalled to the Brazilian side because then he would put all his focus on the club.”
The previous manager of Brazil i.e. Luiz Felipe Scolari had faith in Marcelo and he had started with him in most of the games in the World Cup.
But, since the time Scolari has been replaced by Dunga, Marcelo has not played even one game for his country.