Marquinhos: 'A very good start to the season'

Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos looked back on the start to the season and ahead to Sunday's meeting with Lyon at the Parc des Princes.
Marquinhos: 'A very good start to the season'

REVENGE MATCH WITH LYON?
"There's not a feeling of revenge. We think about ourselves, our club, our CEO and Chairman. We leave others to worry about the rest. We focus on ourselves. It's on the pitch that we'll answer."

WHERE TO IMPROVE?
"There are always things to improve, always things to learn. The coach can put things across to us that helps the team improve. We'll get to our best during the season. We've adapted very well to the coach's philosophy. We have had a very good start, but we can do still better."

MIDFIELD
"During the match against Celtic, our midfield was very good at winning back possession and playing the ball out from the back. Adrien Rabiot, Thiago Motta and Marco Verratti all played very well. But at Metz, with two in midfield, we were also very solid. We have a great squad, and the coach has to find the right system for the team. I think he'll do that match after match depending on the opponent. He's going to have fun, because he has a lot of top-quality players. He can do what he wants, the team will still play well."

Marquinhos: 'A very good start to the season'

NEYMAR JR & MBAPPÉ'S UNDERSTANDING

"They play for one another. Their understanding was incredible from their very first match together. Of course, there are things to work on still, it'll take time, but it's already very good. I hope they'll get to know each other even better to become better still together."

ADAPTATION OF DANI ALVES AND NEYMAR JR
"Top quality players adapt everywhere they go. They have played for a lot of clubs, played with great players, they know how to adapt: learn the language and talk to others. Their French? Dani has played with a lot of French players, he knows a few words. It's a bit tougher for Neymar, who often asks me for help! In any case, they're two very important players for us."

LUCAS
"I'm very close to him. Since my arrival, I have considered him really as a brother. You need more than 11 players to achieve the club's goals. There's the league, the Champions League...but also injuries. You have to be ready to seize your chance and make a place for yourself in the team."

THE 2018 WORLD CUP
"In a year, a lot of things can happen. You have to play well for your club to be in the national team. In Brazil, there is a lot of competition for places. No-one is sure of their place. There are a lot of players playing for big clubs in Europe and Brazil. You have to work to earn your place."