In anticipation, Marquinhos reminded his illustrious teammates of some fundamentals this Tuesday at a press conference, on the eve of Bruges-PSG.
Marks captain, definitely a good idea to get everyone to agree. Exemplary on the ground and outside, the Brazilian defender is quite legitimate to launch alerts and warnings to the address of his partners. Including the stars of the workforce that are Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé.
This Tuesday at a press conference, while the PSG begins his new Champions League campaign in Bruges on Wednesday evening, Marquinhos did not hesitate to remind his teammates of some basic principles. The aforementioned shock trio in particular. » When you enter the field, there are no names, no stars. You have to sacrifice yourself », Hammers the Auriverde with authority.
« You can’t win just with your name »
« Everyone will know what to do on the pitch. We don’t know the team yet. But if the three play in front … (Messi, Mbappé, Neymar, editor’s note) They are experienced players. They know the importance for a team to play compact and defend together, continues Marquinhos. We know that it is important for the defense to be high to help them with the pressing. »
And to insist, if need be in the face of the imposing egos of Parisian stars: » In the field, you have to tell yourself things. Even if there is something to say about defense, it has to be said 100%. There will be no resentment afterwards. We have to say things to each other on the pitch and in the locker room. Once you get there, there are no names, no stars. If you don’t do the right things on the pitch, you can’t win the game just with your name. »
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