For Marquinhos, this Bayern-PSG is by no means the revenge of the final lost in 2020 against the Bavarian club.
On Wednesday, PSG travels to Munch (9:00 p.m.) to face Bayern in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. And it was Marquinhos, defender and captain of PSG who answered journalists’ questions during the pre-match press conference. And the Brazilian was determined and also gave his support to Neymar, sent off against Lille, last Saturday.
What state of mind is PSG in before this shock
“The state of mind is the best it can be, now is the right time. When the big games come, we are always very motivated. We still have one day to prepare and analyze this opposing team. It will take a very great game to leave here with a good result. There is no revenge to be taken compared to last season, it is another context, each match has its history, after if some people want to use that to motivate themselves, why not. “
On the individuals of PSG who must make a difference
“I always preferred to talk about the collective, especially before this kind of matches. When we see our performance in Barcelona, the collective was really strong, we saw it before the individualities. If everyone plays their part on the pitch with the right frame of mind, then individualities will come out. I prefer to put the team forward, we can’t always talk about specific cases. “
Are PSG in good shape?
“I think the team is good, we had a lot of games with the selections and everything but it’s not something negative. We are not here to say that we are tired, we have a great staff who help us. When the player enters the field, even if he is a little tired, he gives his all. You just have to know how to say it when you can’t take it anymore, there are other players who can enter and who are fresh. And above all all the teams have played a lot of matches, the problem is the same for everyone. There we also lost players because of the Covid-19 (Florenzi and Verratti, editor’s note), it’s a different situation from the ordinary, you have to know how to adapt. “
What are the lessons learned from losing in the final last season?
“The finals are played on small details, you have to score on the few chances you have, tomorrow it will be the same. They too know that they will have to realize their opportunities. Everyone is aware that tomorrow it will be decided on details. “
On the attitude of Neymar, expelled against Lille
“Ney, I’ve known him for years, we know he’s a competitor, if you look closely at the action, he’s the victim of a fault, he came to get the ball, he put a lot of commitment … C he is a great player, he is very motivated, what happened is now in the past. Tomorrow we need great players to play a great game, we are not going to remake history, tomorrow is the Champions League, we learn from our mistakes and we think about what we have to do tomorrow. “