Marcelo: Ronaldo still the best

Real Madrid full-back Marcelo admits he ‘misses’ Cristiano Ronaldo, who is still ‘the best player in the world’, but is ‘very happy’ for Keylor Navas.

“I was surprised by the change, but I respect the Coach’s decision,” he said after Sunday’s 4-1 win at Girona, which saw him replaced by Raphael Varane on the hour mark.

“I wanted to keep playing because I felt good, at 100 percent, but we’re on the right track and I’m sure we’ll improve with each game. We had a good game and took the three points.

“Cristiano is the best player in the world and of course he’s missed, but Bale and Benzema are also very good.

“We have two very good goalkeepers, but I’m very happy for Keylor. He’s doing very well.”

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