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Real Madrid defender Marcelo apologises for Sevilla defeat

Marcelo is confident that Real Madrid will bounce back from their defeat to Sevilla in La Liga.

Real Madrid defender Marcelo has apologised to the club’s supporters for his side’s defeat to Sevilla in La Liga on Wednesday.

Los Blancos suffered a 2-1 loss to the Andalusian outfit at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan to slip to third in the table.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Madrid in the 14th minute, but Carlos Bacca restored parity for the hosts just five minutes later.

Bacca added a second in the 72nd minute, and that proved to be the winning goal, consigning Madrid to their second successive defeat in the league following their 4-3 loss to Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side are now three points behind their city-rivals and league leaders Atletico Madrid, with Barca sandwiched between the two teams in second place.

However, Marcelo is confident that he and his teammates will bounce back from their latest defeat and has thanked the fans for their support.

“We created chances but we were unable to make the most of them, that's football,” the 25-year-old left-back told the club’s official website.

“But we would like to apologise to the Real Madrid fans, who always support us. We knew the end of the season is very difficult, with very important matches, and we will keep on fighting.

"Now there are several matches that are like finals. Of course we players suffer psychologically but we cannot stop working hard and we are going to keep doing so to get Real Madrid to where it should be.

“It is difficult to win several matches in a row like we have. We have lost two matches and now everything is more difficult."


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