Paris Saint-Germain has hit the ground running in its Ligue 1 season, with the capital club winning all five games to kick off their 2021-22 campaign. Now they’ll shift their attention to the ultimate prize, the UEFA Champions League.
The French giants will open up the group stage against Club Brugge. Although PSG has significantly improved its squad, the feeling inside the locker room is that they don’t see themselves as the favorite to win the competition, as Marquinhos stated at his press conference.
“No. Of course, we are one of the top European teams. I let people talk. I’m not going to come here and say that PSG is the best team in the world, the team to beat. I leave that to you and the supporters. We are there to defend our position, to fight on the ground as on the last day of our lives,” Marquinhos said.
“This is how we enter the field. Once you are in the field, there is no name; there is no star. If you don’t do the right things on the pitch, you’re not going to win the game just with your name. You have to sacrifice yourself, apply yourself on the field, and play well to win a match. In football, a match is not won until the referee’s whistle blows.”