Marcelo ‘doesn’t remember’ CL final

Real Madrid defender Marcelo has revealed that winning the Champions League final was such a blur he barely even remembers it.

Marcelo scored against Atletico Madrid to make the score 3-1, with Madrid eventually winning 4-1 after extra-time.

He told Brazilian publication O Globo that after what was a hard year, the joy of scoring such a crucial goal left him overwhelmed.

“I don’t even remember what happened on the pitch,” AS reports Marcelo as saying.

“When I scored the goal that virtually secured the trophy a lot of things came to my head.

“It was a difficult year with a lot of knocks. I had to sacrifice a lot on the field. I think that’s why I was staring at nothing after the goal.

“Before the game, in the locker room, Iker Casillas called me aside and told me I would be very important for the team. That gave me a lot of strength.

“The guy is an idol of Real Madrid, one of the biggest names in the history of the club.

“So [after the goal] I went and gave him a big hug. Crying was natural, spontaneous.”

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