Between Marquinhos and PSG, the love story has been going on for eight years. Recruited by the club from the capital to AS Roma in 2013, for 32.5 million euros, the Brazilian defender now wears the captain’s armband, he is the darling of the Parc des Princes. Why ? “For the efforts I think, explains Marquinhos in the podcast“ Hors Terrain ”to be found on Amazon Music. I convey the respect I have for the club, and the supporters see it. I understand how important the club is to the supporters, I put myself in their shoes, I try to bring the field, to be fully, that the supporters are proud to have me in their team. «
In Saint-Etienne (3-1 victory) on Sunday, Marquinhos launched the Parisian revolt, scoring a double head on two balls deposited by Lionel Messi, just elected this Monday evening Ballon d’Or for the seventh time in his career . In the same podcast, the 27-year-old discusses the captaincy, his leadership and the relationship he can have with stars Messi and Neymar.
« I try to be an example by word but also by deeds »
“With Ney, I have more freedom, we talk about things. With Messi, we have a different bond but he is a person that I adore, even more since I see him every day. I try to be an example by word but also by deeds, a captain must be the first to set an example in matches, in motivation, in energy, in speech and in decisions. «
According to RMC Sport, PSG have started discussions to extend Marquinhos’ contract, which ends in June 2024. He would see himself ending his career in Paris in any case. “Yes, why not,” he replies. Even if we know how football is… You may want to stay but sometimes it is not possible. You have to be good already, stay at a very high level, that’s what I’m going to try to do to have the possibility of staying at this club. «