Marquinhos returned this Saturday to the knockout round of the Champions League between PSG and Dortmund. The Brazilian defender recounted how Neymar’s room towards Erling Haaland did not surprise him after his goal.
The scene of Ile-de-France players chambering Erling Haaland has been much talked about since the qualification of PSG for the quarter-finals of the Champions League on March 11.
Victorious of Borussia Dortmund in the return match at the Parc des Princes (2-0), the Parisian club could count on a Neymar of the big nights. And for good reason, according to Marquinhos, the Brazilian state as on mission on the ground including to chamber the Norwegian striker.
“Neymar told me to leave him and not to stop him”
The defender auriverde, captain of PSG, during this meeting returned this Saturday on this funny evening of his compatriot. The former Roma player tried to justify the behavior of his teammate by beating their opponent in the first match.
“There were a few statements from their players after the go,” Marquinhos recalled during an exchange broadcast on the YouTube channel Desimpedidos and quoted by the Sport newspaper. They won the first match and in the locker room tunnel there was taunting and shouting against us. “
For the 25-year-old defender, Neymar felt directly targeted by the invective of the German players and did everything to answer them. First on the meadow, then after the match with the rest of the Parisian team.
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“He likes this kind of thing. Neymar is not just a football player, he is not afraid and always responds to provocations, again estimated the international to 46 selections with the Selecao. After his goal, I told him I asked if he had it all out. 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. “
UEFA has since called the Paris club to order for its behavior during the whole of this European evening.