Unlike three years ago, Brazilian star Neymar jr this year is claimed to be ready to help Paris Saint-Germain beat his former club, Barcelona. That’s the claim made by Marquinhos.
As is known, Barcelona has indeed recorded an impossible remuntada or comeback in the European Champions League, with Paris Saint-Germain as their opponent.
In the duel in the first leg of the last 16, Los Blaugrana were beaten 0-4 in Paris. Of course the public has predicted that Barcelona will not be able to escape this “pinhole” because they have to win by a five goal margin in the second leg.
But who would have thought, in the second leg which took place at Camp Nou, Barcelona went berserk. They turned to win with a score of 6-1 over the French representatives.
At that time, Neymar Jr became the main actor in Barcelona’s historic comeback by scoring two goals against Les Parisiens.
Well, this season Neymar is back with nostalgia for this match following a meeting between the two teams in the same round at the same event. However, interestingly this season Neymar will not defend Barcelona, but PSG.
Yes, Paris Saint-Germain will be drawn against Barcelona in the last two legs of 16. Defender Marquinhos claims that his team is very ready to face Messi et al.
“It’s a great game to play. It’s a great opponent and a great challenge. We expect a great fight and we have to prepare for this match,”
“We saw a draw; there are not many opponents left, we are ready to see who our opponents are,” he told beIN Sports.
As for Neymar, who has been part of Paris Saint-Germain since 2017, Marquinhos believes that this time his partner is very ready to help PSG beat Barcelona.
“The team has changed a lot at home. We have more maturity, the context will be very different. Neymar hurt us at that time.”
“Now he is with us and he really wants to play this match and make us win,” said Marquinhos.
The plan is for the first leg of the match to take place on February 17, 2021 at the Camp Nou.