Marquinhos: Neymar will do the talking on the pitch - FCNaija

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/02/2018

Marquinhos has sounded a warning to Real Madrid ahead of Champions League second round clash against Paris Saint-Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday by insisting that the Neymar will do the talking on the pitch.

The defender has backed his fellow countryman to shine against the reigning Champions.

Neymar is a prime target for Real Madrid as he has been tipped to replace the ageing Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu despite that Marquinhos wants the superstar to put all the speculations aside and focus on the on-field activities.

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Neymar would be allowed to leave the French capital for Real Madrid if he delivers the Champions League trophy this season, according to report in Goal.

But Marquinhos said his the Brazilian attacker would ignore all the speculation.

"Neymar is a player who controls his emotions and the pressure well, and demonstrates it on the pitch," he told a news conference.

"He's a player with personality. He does his talking on the pitch. He's doing great stuff in Paris." 

Real Madrid has suffered a dip in form this season and is currently in the fourth position in the La Liga and 17 points behind Barcelona in the League standings.