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Friday September 15 2017
Marcelo: Ronaldo the best ever

Marcelo has described teammate Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo as the ‘most complete’ footballer he has ever witnessed.

The Brazilian full-back, who has extended his deal at Madrid until June 2022, believes Ronaldo is the best footballer on the planet, while stating Neymar has been his toughest opponent.

“I've played alongside great players like Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Ruud van Nistelrooy,” Marcelo is quoted as saying by Marca.

“I've played against and alongside some fantastic players, but I would say that Cristiano is the most complete player I have witnessed.

“I've been training with him for so long now, providing him with passes and celebrating goals that I stick with Cristiano.

“The trickiest opponent I have faced, one who was has been a real handful for me has been Neymar, whom I play with in the national team.

“I am really proud to be part of the history of Real Madrid - I am happy and feel truly blessed to be at such a great club.

“It feels incredible to have spent ten years here knowing that I have another five ahead of me. It is a real dream come true and both my family and I are really pleased.

“I want to give my absolute all to help the club over the next five years and hope that it will not be the end. It is difficult to talk about the future.

“I have goals that I want to reach. I always want to improve and learn, I'd love to win the World Cup with Brazil. It will be difficult, but I believe we are on the right track.

“Zidane is the best coach I have worked under, with just one look from him I know what to do, as do many other players.

“In a short period, he was able to bring together a group full of big names and gel us together, make us a team. That is no mean feat.”

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