Mijatovic tells about Marcelo's purchase: "Everyone wanted him, so we practically kidnapped him!"

Real Madrid greets Marcelo, the most successful footballer in the history of the club. But when he showed up in Spain, could it have been imagined that he would achieve so much? Better ask whoever brought it to us, that is Predrag Mijatovic …

Real Madrid greets Marcelo, the most successful footballer in the history of the club. And that is all to say, given the endless showcase of the Blancos. The Brazilian, who arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu very young, goes away as a legend, raising the club’s fourteenth Champions League as captain. But when he showed up in Spain, could it have been imagined that he would achieve so much? Better to ask whoever brought it to us, that is Predrag Mijatovic. The former center forward, who became the Blancos sporting director in the summer of 2006, explained to ElLarguero that one of his first operations was to bring the Brazilian of whom he had been spoken very highly of to the Bernabeu.

“My story with Marcelo began in 2006, when I didn’t even imagine that I would become Real’s sporting director. A friend who follows Brazilian football a lot told me that there was a little boy in Fluminense who had many similarities with Roberto Carlos. He sent me various videos and there I realized that he was a player worth keeping an eye on. When September came, we started to follow him very closely and decided to sign him as a promising player who, at at a certain point, he could have given us everything that Roberto Carlos had given us. We practically kidnapped him, both him and his agent, because he was on the list of so many great clubs. We brought him here to Madrid and almost no one knew he would arrive “. And never mind if Mijatovic has … admitted some sort of crime, because the game was definitely worth the candle.

“It’s super complicated to do everything Marcelo did, especially in a club like Real Madrid. He was the best left-back in the world with a wide gap to the others. Today is the day we realized we had a a player who has given us so much. And we’ll see if there will be another player like Marcelo in the next few years. ” But it is impossible not to ask the Montenegrin the million dollar question: better Marcelo or Roberto Carlos. “For me, Roberto Carlos is the best left-back in history, but Marcelo has accomplished everything we asked him to. He learned from him and when the time came, he made sure that Roberto Carlos’ absence was noticeable. the least possible”. Always assuming that someone actually noticed it …

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