Accordingly, the person who is making coach Zinedine Zidane and the White Vulture fans feel anxious is the left-back, Marcelo. The Brazilian had to leave the field in the 42nd minute of the match against Galatasaray to make way for Ferland Mendy when he had a problem with his left foot.
Before being substituted, Marcelo was extremely impressive when he had 2 assists for Rodrygo to score with the ability to attack and return very smoothly. However, with a grimace after leaving the field, he is really making the coaching staff unkind.
Notably, this is the third time since the beginning of the season that Marcelo has had problems with his left leg. Not long ago, because of this injury, the Brazilian player missed many important matches against PSG, Sevilla, Osasuna and Atletico Madrid in September before continuing to miss the match against Granada in La Liga in October also because of the problem on the left foot.
Obviously, at the age of 31, Marcelo is starting to show signs of the influence of age on his form and fitness. With early leaving the field in the encounter with Galatasaray, the possibility of this player playing in the match against Eibar in the 13th round of La Liga on November 10 is not high.
Anyway, the White Vulture is still there Ferland Mendy is strong enough, brave enough to replace Marcelo in the wing corridor. It was the stability of this defender that contributed to the last 6-0 victory for Real against the Turkish representative in the Champions League.