Theo Hernández's mission in Anoeta for Real Madrid's LaLiga match against Real Sociedad on Sunday will be to stand in for Marcelo at left back, with the Brazilian suspended after kicking out at Lerma in the dying stages of Real Madrid's draw against Levante at the Bernabéu last Saturday.
Theo in for Marcelo for Real Madrid
Marcelo has had his ban reduced to just one game by the Appeals Committee, meaning this will be the only game he misses, but it's still a big occasion for Theo, who as the natural substitute for the Brazilian, will be expected to play.
Theo shows Marcelo the love
And Hernández showed his respect for his elder, turning to social media to say: "A pleasure to keep learning from the best", along with a photo of the two of them training.
At Anoeta, Theo will be running the left touchline as Marcelo's substitute, although he actually played with him last Sunday against Levante. Hernández joined Real Madrid from Atlético Madrid, although he was playing on loan at Alavés last season. With Basque club he played 38 games (32 in the league and 6 in the Copa del Rey) and this season he's played twice, 15 minutes in the return leg of the Super Cup against Barcelona and the 90 minutes against Levante in LaLiga.