Marquinhos has thrown away theories by which Kylian Mbappe functions better for Paris Saint-Germain when Neymar is absent.
Neymar has not featured for PSG since February 10 on account of a leg injury, and Mbappe took centre stage within the Brazilian’s absence when tormenting Barcelona within the Champions League six days later.
Mbappe produced one among the performances of his career so far in netting a hat-trick within the 4-1 win for PSG at Camp Nou , but Marquinhos feels the Frenchman is even better alongside Neymar. When asked by RTL if Mbappe may be a better player without Neymar within the side, Marquinhos said: “No, we will not enter these stories.
“I see people talking, but we’ve to prevent with nonsense like that. We always want to possess the simplest players with us. If you ask Kylian, i feel he also prefers when he has Ney next to him. Kylian was there and did the proper thing [against Barcelona], but other players also had importance during this game.”
“When the team is playing well, that’s when the individuals begin even more. “It (the performance against Barca) boosted his confidence. Scoring three goals at Camp Nou are some things vital for him and for us. Everyone has understood what he’s capable of. We are here to assist him the maximum amount as possible. he’s a pacesetter on the sector together with his personality and his qualities. He had an exceptional match.”
The Brazil superstar was extremely low after learning an injury against Caen within the Coupe de France, taking to Instagram to invite protection from opposition players. He has worked hard on his fitness over the past month and PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday that there was an opportunity Neymar might be within the squad to face Barcelona on Wednesday.
Neymar is keen to face his former club, and an area on the bench might be the likely option provided the 29-year-old trains overflow subsequent few days.