On Wednesday, Marquinhos compared, in a press conference, the Copa America final between Brazil and Argentina to a “boxing match.” The Paris Saint-Germain defender is expecting an attack-focused match on Saturday night at the Maracana.
Marquinhos said, three days before the Copa America final between Brazil, “It will be like a boxing fight, we will attack them and them too. The winner will be the one who makes the fewest mistakes, and the details will be played out.” and Argentina (2:00 a.m. at night, from Saturday to Sunday, Paris time).
In a press conference, the Brazilian defender told Paris Saint-Germain that he is eager to face Argentina’s great rival: “It’s the kind of game we like, it’s a great match, and we can’t wait to play it. We know their qualities. We analyzed their strengths and weaknesses, but in the end, there Lots of things running through my mind.”
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The confrontation between the two South American football stars will also be a chance for the two stars Messi and Neymar to win their first major title with their national selection, even if they both win the Olympic gold with hopes (the Argentine in 2008 and the Brazilian in 2016).
Hexagonal Ballon d’Or, Lionel Messi is finally hoping to lift the trophy after losing four finals (2014 World Cup and Copa America in 2007, 2015 and 2016). Argentina has not won a single title since the 1993 Copa America. Brazil won the last edition of the continental championship, two years ago, with Marquinhos, but Neymar with an ankle injury was forced to lose.
Marquinhos, Neymar’s teammate in Paris, stressed, “Everyone who will be on the pitch deserves the title. I hope Brazil wins because, just like Messi, we also have a lot of players who deserve to win the title, like Nye.” We will try to avoid that [Messi] achieve this goal,” the Parisian defender fired again.