Marcelo has urged his Real Madrid teammates to forget past glories and forge ahead with a new goal of winning more trophies in domestic and international competitions.
Winning the 2015/2016 Champions League trophy should arouse a desire for more, rather than be a distraction, the Brazilian footballer adds.
Madrid are already on a pre-season tour in Canada where Marcelo appeared at a press conference, saying that future objectives have to be more important than past successes.
“We’ve won the Champions League, but when we arrived here we already had in mind that we have to work and forget what happened because if we kept that in our heads it would be useless,” the defender explained, according to reports from AS.
The 28-year-old continued: “Since I came to Madrid I’ve been taught to fight for the team, to defend this badge and to do that every season.
“I hope to continue here for many years and give the maximum, leaving everything on the pitch to help Madrid.
“The squad is good, but it’s not up to me to decide [if anyone signs]. I see the squad very well, there are players who are in great shape and those who aren’t yet.
“We have the UEFA Super Cup in our heads, we’re working and it costs us, and we are thinking of the Super Cup.
“The best squad I’ve been in? The squad that wins is the best one, always. I’ve been through a lot in Madrid and had some years without winning trophies. It’s hard to say which is best because there have been quality players. It’s hard to say if it’s the best or the second best. Every year Madrid tries to do everything possible to give the fans trophies.”
“[About Alvaro Morata who just returned to Madrid after 2 years at Juventus] I know Morata has always been a great player, he was when he was a young player and now he has a lot of experience and will help us a lot.”
“[On Nacho who has been speculated to be on his way out of Los Blancos] I’ve watched Nacho since he was in Real Madrid Castilla. I like him a lot and he brings a lot to the team. Of course, you always want to play but personally, as his friend, I want him to stay. The team loves him very much, and he brings a lot to every training session.
“[Asked of his retirement plans and playing in the MLS] MLS? If Madrid don’t want me…I want to stay at Madrid, but the League in America is very nice. It’s growing and will get even bigger. I want to continue my life in Madrid.”