|Org||Brazil National Team|
|Club as Player||Paris Saint-Germain|
2019 05 25 Retrieve
[Marquinhos says Kylian Mbappe’s unexpected comments about potentially leaving Paris Saint-Germain have not been explained to his team-mates] I didn’t really understand the message he wanted to get across. I think he talked about it with the [club’s] leaders and maybe the coach. He didn’t say anything about it to us. You have to ask him about the meaning of his sentence. We have important players; he’s one of the most important. He’s still young, but he’s strong in the mind and responsible for what he says and what he does on the field.
The club matters first and foremost. It’s more important than all of the players. Whether we stay or go, the club will still be here
2019 06 19 Retrieve
[Marquinhos insists he wants Neymar to remain with Paris Saint-Germain amid claims the Brazilian is desperate to return to Barcelona.] player of Neymar’s calibre, the differences he makes … as a team-mate, friend and fan of Neymar, I want him to stay at PSG.
[The centre-back admits he has not discussed Neymar’s future plans with him] I did not speak with him. I totally focus on the selection. He knows what he has to do, our president too. I am not aware of the discussions they had
2019 06 23 Retrieve
[Marquinhos hopes Neymar will remain with the Ligue 1 champions next season amidst rumours of a move away] It’s difficult to recruit a player like him into your club and it’s hard to keep him, but I hope he’ll continue with us. He is an important player, he’s also a friend, a guy I love, and I really hope he’ll stay. We have not talked about his future, I guess there are already a lot of people who only talk to him about it.
[The centre-back also revealed that Neymar’s recovery is going well] He’s a friend, so we just wanted to know if he was feeling better, mentally and physically. He can make movements with his foot, he can already hit the ball a little at home. At the beginning of this he was really sad but today he is better, and that’s why it made us happy to see it
[Captain Thiago Silva rumoured to be a target for former club AC Milan] When I arrived at PSG, he was my idol and I wanted to imitate him. He is an important player for the club, he is our captain and brings all his experience to the young players who need it. He had a good season, put in good performances and we cannot blame him, I hope he will continue with us
2019 07 06 Retrieve
[Brazil defender Marquinhos has revealed how he was battling with diarrhoea and vomiting when given the ‘very difficult’ task of marking Lionel Messi in their win over Argentina on Tuesday] It was not easy, no. Messi was having an inspired night, not only him but the whole Argentine team, they made a great game. It was very difficult, but I think the team managed to cancel out the attacks of Argentina well. The ones we could not had some lucky chances with balls hitting the post and Alisson made some great saves. That makes a strong and solid team. On the day of the game, I ended up suffering a virus, and I spent the day at the hotel. It was very complicated, I had diarrhoea and was vomiting. I still managed to play, but with the effort I put in it worsened and eventually I had to leave the game
[Marquinhos says his condition only got worse after he was substituted for Miranda in the 64th minute] After the game, it ended up getting worse too]</b> I had a fever and I ended up having to go to the stadium infirmary, but I managed to get an injection and I feel better
2019 07 08 Retrieve
[Thiago Silva’s PSG and Brazil team-mate Marquinhos says it is natural for Lionel Messi to be frustrated with 2019 Copa referee after losing] [Messi] is a good person, but his statements were unfortunate and we Brazilian players did not like that. We lost in the World Cup against Belgium and there were also refereeing errors in his favour with Barcelona. I did not hear him talk about corruption at that time
2019 08 11 Retrieve
[Defender Marquinhos, an international team-mate of Neymar 9484afd5836d307b314a404d745a9a68, downplayed the move talk and claimed the capital club put all its focus on the pitch and leaves those decisions up to the board] Everyone is focused on our game, and our philosophy. The rest, we leave it to the board and Neymar. They know very well what to do. We really have to think about the pitch, not the transfers
2019 10 13 Retrieve
[Marquinhos concerns Brazil’s second-half improvement against Nigeria despite being left with a disappointing 1-1 draw and four-match winless streak from Sunday’s friendly in Singapore] As soon as possible we need to rediscover our game pattern. We have conceded goals in each of these four games. We have to improve collectively, then the individual [personalities] will appear
2019 11 24 Retrieve
[Paris Saint-Germain star Marquinhos has outlined his personal ambition to become the best defender in the world] Being the best defender in the world means a lot - it’s a personal target, which can also help to reach the team’s goals
The big ‘tifo’ from the fans for me? It was a great feeling. I had all my family with me, my mother too, and on the pitch I always give 100% of myself. I think that’s what the fans admire in a player. If at some point I have to be a captain of PSG, I’ll try to do it in the best possible way, but it’s with the experience, the time and the history you have with the club that dictates who wears the armband, which is why Thiago Silva deserves it. Could I finish my career here? Yes. If all this continues in a positive way, if I continue to be happy here with the project, the targets that we want to go for, and the admiration of the fans, why not?
2019 11 25 Retrieve
[Marquinhos backs Neymar after Barcelona transfer saga] Ney has always been thorough. He is someone who doesn’t do things by halves. It shows on the field. When he takes the ball he wants to be decisive. Once he’s on the pitch, even after all that happened during the transfer window and the other stories, he’s back on the pitch to win, to score, to make a difference. He’s not hiding. He proves that he is totally committed alongside us
There are other things to say as well. He worked well during the week, he did everything right. I think we should put more emphasis on the good things he does rather than the negative things. If you put all this in the balance, the positive things that he does [are superior] but there are always some negative points that people want to talk about because it is Ney! And when you speak about Ney, it resonates around the world.
As a friend, he always does good things but we don’t talk about them. He always wants to perform, to win. He’s a real competitor, not just in football. In everything he does, he wants to be the best, that is always in his head. If he hasn’t been in recent years, he is certainly going to want to show it this season. I hope it’s going to be a very good season for him and for us
2019 11 26 Retrieve
[Marquinhos says Everyone is in love with Mbappe, not just Zidane] It’s hard to imagine the future without Mbappe. It’s a very important game for the club. Everyone is in love with this player, not just Zidane. Even at his age, he is already very important for his club. We are lucky to have him with us. He is an important player who can make us win matches
I think Neymar is ready to start. Nobody wants to be on the bench on a match like this, at the Bernabeu. He is a player who takes his responsibilities, especially in this kind of match. He takes the ball to be aggressive and decisive. In matches like this one, it’s good to have him with you. He’s a different person on the team and I think he’s going to play a good game. Keylor is an experienced goalkeeper who has won important titles. In Paris, he has already shown that he is a high-level goalkeeper. It is important for a team to have a goalkeeper who gives us serenity and confidence. He is doing that
2019 12 07 Retrieve
[PSG condemn immature criticism of Marquinhos after birth of his child] His wife was in the hospital for two days waiting to give birth, the club decided that Marqui stays with her. The club also conveys all its congratulations and wishes of happiness to Marqui and his wife, who gave birth yesterday afternoon to their second child. It is with dismay that we heard the immature and hurtful remarks made yesterday in L’Equipe du Soir. Coming from people who give us year-round lessons on the values of sport and life, we are surprised by the mediocrity of these remarks
Very happy for you Marquinhos, as well as for the mother. Enjoy this new moment of happiness with your family
2019 12 05 Retrieve
[PSG defender Marquinhos admitted his side found it difficult against their opponents but feels they improved in the second half] It’s not easy to beat Nantes. They play well together as a team. They started the season well. I think we tried to play forward with speed, we lost the ball a lot too. I think in the second half we managed better, we controlled the game, we tried to play forward and we kept the ball
2020 01 13 Retrieve
[PSG defender Marquinhos signs new contract until 2024] Paris and PSG have every argument for me to stay here and extend my contract. It’s an ambitious club that still wants to do great things, making football and club history. Then there’s the city side, the family side. My family is really very, very good here. I really feel at home here, I’ve got everything I need right here, and so that’s why the choice is quick. This is the seventh season. Six-and-a-half years since I signed, I look back and see how much PSG and I have accomplished. We’ve done great things. I think it’s really a very special club. We just have to keep living this beautiful story together
2020 02 19 Retrieve
[Set to host Dortmund in Paris next month, Marquinhos has called on his side to seize the initiative in the second leg] I think we still had possession of the ball in the first half but we were not very intense and active in our game. We missed a lot of balls.
They tried to counter the mistakes we made and that’s where they hurt. Wwe conceded two goals on small details that made the difference with a striker [Haaland] who really has a sense of goal; maybe he is not too much in the match but the ball arrives and he puts it in. But still we managed to score a goal, it’s important for the return match. By the return match we will work well for all the players are in top form and we can make a very big match. It will take a mentality of winners. They have the score and we have to make a good victory at home, be aggressive, solid behind because we know that it is important not to take a goal at home.
These are the things that are clear: more intensity, more aggressiveness in our counter-pressing because it was lacking today. It’s the little details that make the difference and it is certain that we will do better because otherwise we will not succeed
2020 02 24 Retrieve
[Marquinhos feels PSG must work hard to improve their defensive performances after leaking seven goals in their past two Ligue 1 games] On the one hand we are really very strong offensively, but on the other we concede a lot of goals. As defenders we really have to think about what we can do best. In this match it was mainly on set-pieces. We really have to work better collectively
2020 02 29 Retrieve
[Marquinhos wants PSG clash with Borussia Dortmund postponed] That would be a shame. If it is to be played behind closed doors, I think the best thing would be to cancel because we want our supporters and they will want theirs too. I hope it doesn’t happen. If this decision is made, I think we will ask to cancel the match to play with our supporters
2020 04 12 Retrieve
[Marquinhos says Neymar planned mocking of Haaland after PSG-Dortmund tie in advance] He likes that. Neymar is not just a football player, he is not afraid and always responds to provocations. After his goal, I asked him if he had changed his mind. He warned me, I told him to wait until the end of the match, but he told me to leave it and not to stop it