Marcelo: Pleasure to be on the same team as Bale
Real Madrid defender Marcelo has revealed that he feels it is a pleasure to be on the same team as Gareth Bale.
The Welshman signed for Madrid in a world record fee of £85 million on transfer deadline day and Marcelo has heaped praise on his new teammate ahead of the 24-year-old’s debut.
Bale is now set to make his eagerly-awaited Madrid debut in Saturday's Liga clash with Villarreal and Marcelo, who is currently out injured, is looking forward to seeing Bale in action, reports Goal.com.
He said: "He's a great player and I have the pleasure of being on the same team as him."
"I haven’t trained with him yet but I’m sure he’ll do well. To be at Real Madrid, you have to!"
The Seleção international was injured during Brazil’s 6-0 thumping of Australia and hopes he can be returning to action sooner rather than later.
"I'm getting better every day and hope to be back from the injury to help Real Madrid as soon as possible," the full-back explained.
"At first we thought it was one thing but it turned out to be less serious and I hope to play again soon."