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Marcelo – Madrid do not have an attitude problem

Real Madrid defender Marcelo has dismissed claims that the team is having an attitude problem. CSKA Moscow thrashed Madrid 3 nil at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League, in what could pass as their heaviest home defeat in an European competition. The result effectively meant that it was the first time that the Los Blancos were beaten both home and away by another side in the group stages of the UCL, thereby complicating the issues at the club in the ongoing season. Regardless of the defeat, Marcelo has insisted that Real Madrid do not lack motivation. Speaking after the game, the Brazilian defender said: 'I don't think it's an attitude problem' 'We never take to the pitch with the wrong attitude but perhaps some of our play may have been interpr...

Lopetegui was just the scapegoat after failed gambles

Real Madrid have been in the news for the wrong reasons in recent weeks, and rightfully so. It ultimately boils down to the decisions of the Los Blancos hierarchy which could easily pass for gambling. Julen Lopetegui on his own part emerged as the scapegoat of the whole show. His dream of taking Spain to the 2018 World Cup in Russia after seeing them through the qualification phases was scuppered due to his decision to take the Madrid job whilst still contracted to Spain. That was a historic opportunity that the Spaniard passed out on, and it looks like a fatal blow to his career after being booted out of the Santiago Bernabeu just a few months into his reign as Madrid boss after a very poor run of form with the side. DAILY RELIABLE FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS One might be tempted to ...