However, the one with whom he worked closely at that time. Predrag Mijatovic confirmed that the Italian coach wanted to give up a young Marcelo.

Capello wanted to give up Marcelo

The spell by Fabio Capello at the head of Real Madrid in 2007 is remembered differently. However, the one with whom he worked closely at that time. Predrag Mijatovic confirmed that the Italian coach wanted to give up a young Marcelo. At that time, Mijatovic was the director of the football club and was responsible for recruiting players and forming the team with which Fabio was to work. “In my first year at Los Blancos, Roberto Carlos was the left-back. The best in world football history, in my belief, but I knew that we had to sign a contract with a young player to replace him,” Mijatovic admitted in an interview.

“Knowing Carlos like I did, as a team-mate, and knowing that his contract would end soon. It was clear that his performances were not what they were, and we needed to replace him”. Marcelo was 18 years old, and Capello wanted to refuse him, but I declined because I wanted him to train with Roberto Carlos. When they pressed him, why he insisted on such a development, the former star of Real Madrid made it clear that the Brazilian’s experience will only help improve Marcelo. “A player, training with world-class star-like Roberto Carlos, can see how he lives, take any help from him, and that’s costs a lot more than 10-15 games on loan, “he confirmed.