Having succeeded Thiago Silva and now wearing the captain’s armband is not enough to sum up the weight of Marquinhos at PSG. Since the start of the season, the Brazilian has been the “sure guy”, the fit man, even the barometer of the team. The only one, in any case, of all the executives in the locker room not to have been on the lawn (due to infirmary or bench) during the 5 losses conceded in Ligue 1 since the start of the season.
“Convinced that PSG has not yet written the best pages in its history”, the 26-year-old defender confided in the magazine at length So Foot, on newsstands this Thursday. “The DNA of PSG is ambition,” said the Brazilian international, who agreed to tackle many subjects.
From Paris, “a city” which illuminates and inspires it “, to its supporters capable of” doing incredible things “out of passion, passing by Thomas Tuchel thanks to whom he” reached a level that ever before. [il] did not think he would achieve ”, his former partner Thiago Silva or his Ferrari still in the garage, the Brazilian international evokes many subjects with wisdom and, sometimes, second degree;
“Celebrating the defeats of the rival club is part of the folklore”
Three days before the Clasico which will lead PSG to the Vélodrome, Marquinhos also evokes the conflict between Neymar and Alvaro Gonzalez which, after their reunion at the Champions Trophy, has continued on the web. “Social networks are tricky,” he says. You can spoof nicely, but if you overstep the line, it can end up hurting you. Ney likes to put on a show, on and off the pitch. It’s his way of being, he’s like that, he likes to tease. And as he has this dispute with this player from Marseille, he has chambered it a bit, that’s all. If he had really crossed the line, I would have told him. “And to note:” There, in this case, there was nothing very bad. “
Wise as a Greek thinker, Marquinhos also looks back on the Marseille celebrations after the Parisian defeat in the Champions League final. “Frankly, we didn’t expect the Marseillais to be behind us on the day of the final against Bayern. It would have been really surprising, ”assures the Parisian captain, aware that the rivalry between PSG and OM is comparable to that between Real and Barcelona in Spain. They did not, either, “stung” the players of the workforce.
“To rejoice in the defeats of the rival club is part of the folklore of football, slips Marquinhos with philosophy. When I was younger, I myself celebrated the failures of Palmeiras as much as some of the victories of the Corinthians. When your team can’t win, all you have to do is pray that the rival doesn’t either. For now, Marseille are the only French club to have won a Champions League, and their supporters are clinging to that. Their celebration was more relief than joy… ”
Article original de: www.leparisien.fr