You’ve got to have guts and be very humble to know that you’re the last in the line and still want to stay in Real Madrid’s first team. Mariano had a lot of teams chasing him in the summer, but decided to stay and fulfill his dream of being a Madrid player.
He is a born goalscorer; one of those who spends the whole match looking for the simplest solution to find the net. He’s obsessed by goals, has an impressive physique, and has the ambition and stubbornness of the type accustomed to overcoming many obstacles along the way.
Standing up to be counted
Zidane has always been honest with him and has not promised minutes because he knows they are hard to come by, but the Frenchman certainly knows how to value the attitude and quality of a striker who would start in more than half of LaLiga’s teams. Mariano will surely end up looking for life outside of Madrid, but for now he is proving that he can be counted on.