Real Madrid left-back, Marcelo has opened up on the tension in the dressing room prior to the 2017 UEFA Champions League final against Juventus, with the Brazilian going on to reveal that even a serial winner like Cristiano Ronaldo was "s******g" himself.
Los Blancos were all set to face the Italian giants in the final of club football's premier competition and speaking to the Players' Tribune, Marcelo revealed that Ronaldo was the first person to open up on the tension while they were sitting around with their fellow teammates.
The 2017 Final against Juventus, the movie plays: The boys are sitting around the table at the pre-match lunch — me, Casemiro, Danilo and Cristiano. Total silence.
Marcelo on the 2017 Champions League final against Juventus and what Cristiano Ronaldo said to break all the tension and what he predicted was going to happen.— TeamCRonaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) October 31, 2019
Absolutely incredible. Unreal mentality. What a man. pic.twitter.com/d0Ee60V6Sx
“Finally, Cristiano says, ‘Question, guys’.
“It broke all the tension. Only he could have done that. We shouted to the waiter, ‘Brother, please bring us some sparkling water! We need some help to get this food down!’