Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao came on late to replace Marcelo in the Champions League group stage game against Sporting. The defender gave away a penalty, which could cost two important points to his team. The player acknowledged his mistake after the match.
“It was a very serious mistake. I put my hand in a situation when I had to be concentrated. However, I was not focused.
Marcelo is the best left back in the world, and I have to work hard to receive minutes.
I am currently in a bad fitness. I have to train more in order to get a chance in a club like Real Madrid,” said the Portuguese.