Real Madrid Full-Back Marcelo Expecting Tough Match Against Sevilla In Copa Del Rey

Posted by admin on Monday, 24 January 2011

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo is expecting partisan atmosphere in Copa del Rey tie with Sevilla.
Real Madrid full-back Marcelo has admitted he is expected a hugely difficult match when he and his team-mates travel to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for their Copa del Rey tie with Sevilla on Wednesday evening.

Los Blancos are looking to reach the final for the first time, with either Barcelona or Almeria lying in wait for the winners of the tie.

The Brazilian knows that the tournament holders will make life difficult for Madrid, but they are confident of making in through the tie.

He remarked: “We need rest to be prepared to face the grief of the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, because it will be a difficult match, and they will look to shock us. For us, it will be a very tough match, but this season we have great hopes of winning the Copa del Rey.”

Referring to the weekend’s narrow win over Mallorca, he focused his praise on goalscorer Karim Benzema, saying: “The important thing was the three points.

“The team has had a great reliance on Benzema. His goal has given us the three points he has helped to be where we wanted.”