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Marqui, the makings of a captain

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 2, 2020

It absolutely makes sense that Marqui is the captain. ” This is how Thomas Tuchel quickly sent one of the questions of the Parisian summer during the press conference before the match against Metz. It must be said that to succeed Thiago Silva in this key role, Marquinhos was obvious. The costume is, however, heavy to wear. The Brazilian will have to succeed a compatriot who marked the history of PSG. But the Sao Paulo native appears to have broad enough shoulders to take on the role of captain and the responsibilities that come with it.

Tuchel: “Marquinhos captain, it makes sense!”

And it is not because the one who was vice-captain for several years already has experience of captaincy. The player who put on the armband for the first time in October 2017 against Dijon is one of the figures of the Parisian project. Bought for 31 million from Roma in 2013, he is under contract until 2024. And the beautiful story could last even longer. Marqui has already announced that he wants to end his career in the capital. A strong message to its management which symbolizes its daily involvement.

“I didn’t see anyone other than him to be the captain”

Marquinhos had time to gain unanimity during the 286 games played with PSG. Six-time French champion, he is as efficient in the field as he is unifying in the locker room. For the supporters or for his teammates, like Presnel Kimpembe his first deputy, he is perceived as a soldier. An important character trait when setting an example or defending the interests of your team.

Loyal and legitimate, the Brazilian international has that extra soul that makes him a natural leader. In the field, he never hesitates to communicate, to motivate his teammates or to harangue the stands of the Parc des Princes. The 26-year-old is devoted to the Parisian collective. Defender or midfielder, he has never been afraid to multiply. It is this sense of duty that should make him an exemplary captain. Even Thiago Silva, his predecessor, has confidence in him to carry out the Parisian project thanks to this new role.

The new Chelsea player spoke to France Football this week. “JI couldn’t hope for a better successor than Marquinhos. He deserves to wear the armband. I didn’t see anyone other than him to be the captain. I hope he gets the success he deserves. “Proof that in increasingly crazy football, certain decisions do not suffer from any possible challenge.

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