Marquinhos has said that he wants all of his Paris Saint-Germain teammates to “improve their performance” amid the team’s recent skid.
PSG came away with a 3-1 away loss to AS Monaco on Ligue 1 matchday 23. In the absence of both Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe due to injury, PSG mustered up a mere two shots on target in the league contest.
PSG is now on a two-match losing streak, and it will now turn its attention to the first leg of its UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Marquinhos is hoping to see his side orchestrate a formidable performance in the match, and he also wants every single player on the roster to up his game at this stage in the season.
“We must not let the break happen,” Marquinhos told Prime Video Sport France after the AS Monaco defeat. “We lost the French Cup, but we still have the Champions League and the championship to play. We are first in Ligue 1, and we have everything to play for in Europe.
“We are going through a difficult moment, but we have to keep our feet on the ground to go for what we have left. … We have to bounce back quickly and perform better. We really need everyone to take a step back and improve their own performance. This will help the group and give confidence to the collective. If a player wants to speak up to improve things, let him do it.”
PSG currently holds a seven-point lead over AS Monaco atop the Ligue 1 standings.