Attacking fullbacks who use their speed to move up and down the wing are exciting to watch, but it’s also fascinating to see how they adjust as their speed fades later in their careers.
Many fans believe Marcelo, like his colleague Roberto Carlos, is ineffective in defence since he prefers to attack all of the time, although this isn’t a flaw in his style.
It may become a concern as time goes on if he lacks the speed or stamina to get back into position when the ball is turned over, but he appears to have some life left at Real Madrid, and he’ll even be captain next season:
Marcelo was never intended to be sold by Real Madrid. He’s staying, and the board has never doubted that he’ll be a significant player for Ancelotti’s club.
Ferland Mendy is anticipated to eventually replace him, and the Brazilian has a history of injury troubles that will keep him out at times, but despite Zinedine Zidane’s departure, this shows he will remain an important player.