Marcelo: The thought of losing to Spain doesn't enter our heads

The Real Madrid defender respects la Roja but he firmly believes that the Selecao can upset the reigning world and European champions at the Maracana
Marcelo is in absolutely no doubt that Brazil have what it takes to overcome Spain in Sunday's Confederations Cup final, claiming the possibility of defeat has not even crossed his mind.

The Real Madrid full-back has nothing but admiration for la Roja, but he has the utmost faith in his team-mates and their ability to beat the reigning world and European champions.

“The idea of losing this doesn’t even enter my head," Marcelo is quoted as saying by AS. "We know that we must respect Spain but we have the same chance of winning the final as they do.

"Just because they are the world champions doesn’t mean that we have to think it impossible for us to win the cup. We have to give credit to Brazil’s national team.

“We have to put Brazil’s national side where it deserves to be. This trophy is important for us and will help us move up the world ranking.

"We’re on the right track and God willing, we’ll win it."

The game at the Maracana is scheduled to kick off at 00:00CET.