Dunga took charge of the Brazilian national football team after the 2014 World Cup reached it’s end and so far it seems to have a good decision as Brazil has won all of their matches with the majority of them being friendly matches against Colombia, Ecuador, Japan, Turkey and Austria, all of which Brazil came out on top with the triumph.
Even with all of these victories there have been certain doubts that have emerged in relation some managerial decisions that Dunga has made and one of them is his choice to leave Real Madrid’s Marcelo on the bench but the manager has now stated that the Brazilian defender is not efficient enough.
“The reasons are as follows … How many times did Marcelo go on the attack in the World Cup? Twenty times. How many goals did he score or create? None. How many times were our defenders caught out with balls over the top? Three or four. It’s not a question of Marcelo. Everyone in the team must be efficient.” Brazil’s Dunga told reporters as he answered questions in relation to why Marcelo isn’t a regular player for the Brazilian national football team.
Marcelo is a consistent starter for Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid and he has always been an influential player for the Spanish club but it seems like it’s still not enough for him to land a spot under the starting XI of Dunga who prefers utilizing other players.
At the age of 26, Marcelo has lifted all of the major titles in Europe as he secured the UEFA Champions League, Super Cup, La Liga and the Kings Cup all of which were claimed during his time as a player of Real Madrid but even with all of these accolades and experience that he has gained playing in one of the top clubs in the world, Dunga believes that Marcelo needs to improve and be a better overall player.