Marcelo: A lot of people didn't want Real Madrid to win LaLiga

Ruben Hill
May 22, 2017

Having joined Real Madrid back in 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo had only claimed one league title in seven attempts with Los Blancos... Barcelona still have one game left on the schedule, and will be heavily favored in next week's Copa del Rey final against Alaves.

"With the type of squad we have we only have to think about working, it's been a very hard fought league win, difficult at some moments, but after 38 games there's no better feeling than being at the top".

For the first time in five years, Real Madrid was won La Liga.

"Everything is decided at the end of the season and Zidane has managed the team very well, and we also have a great, young squad", Ronaldo said after the 4-1 win at Celta Vigo which took Real to the brink of the title.

Ronaldo will be looking to build on his stunning record of 13 goals in his last eight games, but Gareth Bale remains sidelined.

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And Malaga's attitude towards the game will be under the spotlight after some controversial comments from their coach Michel.

News filtered through that Barca were trailing to Eibar, but it had little effect on Real's resolve, despite Malaga taking a stronger grip of the contest as the first half progressed.

The former Madrid favourite admitted he wanted the title decided before his old side visited as he would have prefered to give them a "guard of honour" than deal Madrid's chances "a blow".

Yoel Rodríguez, in goal for Eibar, was the man intent on ruining Luis Enrique's Nou Camp farewell and as save followed save the evening was panning out as a double frustration for those in Catalunya.

The Frenchman is widely respected for his achievements as a player and his cool demeanour as a coach is helpful when it comes to tranquilising situations which could otherwise be unsafe for squad harmony.

"As such we have worked the same, with the same intention and same level of intensity - there can be no other way".

Madrid could have thrown in the towel after Barcelona beat them at the Santiago Bernabeu in April but instead they battled right to the end to finish first. "I'm concentrating only on what I can affect, which is the game".

"If our luck is in then fantastic, if not then we have to congratulate our rivals". "I am not a saint, but I'm not a devil either, which is what many people say I am".

"It is not a goodbye, but a see you later".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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