Marquinhos (PSG) is “sad, very dejected” after the elimination of Brazil

A neighborhood in hell. This is what Marquinhos experienced on Friday against Croatia (1-1, 2-4 loss). After an impeccable start to the tournament alongside Thiago Silva, the PSG captain was the author of a fatal knee deflection in the 117th minute for the Croatian equaliser. Then he saw his shot hit Dominik Livakovic’s post in the penalty shootout.

Expected Monday in Paris

In Brazil, he is singled out as one of those responsible for this failure (along with Tite and Fred), like Roberto Carlos in 2006, Felipe Melo in 2010 or Fernandinho in 2018. A label that he will find difficult to remove . But support came from his relatives. “You are a giant, I am proud of you and you will rise again”, his wife especially wrote on his social network. Neymar, he published a WhatsApp exchange with his teammate in which he says: “A punishment isn’t going to change what I think of you. I’m with you, forever. I like you.”

To try to digest the biggest disappointment of his career, Marquinhos stayed in Doha, surrounded by his family and children. He tries to decompress, between dips in the swimming pool and excursions in the desert. “He is sad, very discouragedsaid one of his relatives. His family gives him the support he needs. He is not going to break and will overcome all that. ยป Marquinhos, “who won’t do anything”, according to his wife, will return to Paris on Sunday. He is expected at PSG’s training center on Monday.


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