Real Madrid defender Marcelo: “Spain are the best team in the world"
Real Madrid defender Marcelo believes Spain are the favourites for next summer’s FIFA World Cup.
Many have tipped hosts Brazil, but the 25 year-old insists the reigning champions are the team to beat.
“Spain are the best team in the world, they are a level above everyone else,” said Marcelo, as reported by Football Espana.
“We have a lot of respect for them but we don’t see them as our only rival there are lots of other very good teams at the tournament, they aren’t a direct rival for us.”
Brazil beat Spain 3-0 the last time the two sides met, in the FIFA Confederations Cup final.