Real Madrid: Marcelo shows off new svelte look after shedding six kilos

The left-back's slender physique was one of the main talking points in Montreal. Marcelo is one of the 'Brazuca Boys' with Casemiro, Vinicius, Rodrygo and Militão.

Marcelo en un entrenamiento durante la temporada del Real Madrid en Montreal.

One of the main talking points during Real Madrid's first week in Montreal was Marcelo slender new look. The left-back's sculptered physique was been underscored by the reading on the scales on his return to Valdebebas for the pre-season - he is now isx kilos lighter.

Marcelo wins fight against the flab

The left-back is facing competition for the place in the team and is clearly taking the new season seriously - he recently published photographs exhibiting his flat torso and six-pack - a world away from the images of a tubby and out-of-shape Marcelo on Copacabana beach three years ago. This season, he will be competing with new signing Ferland Mendy for a starting place and the young French full-back has been looking impressive so far during the pre-season.

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Place with the national team

Marcelo has addressed his weight issues as a response to Zidane's declaration that he will be counting on the Brazilian this year and also because he wants to still be in contention for when the next World Cup comes around. "I've got to work harder and better to be back playing for the Seleçao", Marcelo recently admitted to Esporte Espetacular...