Former PSG midfielder Fabrice Abriel believes Marquinhos has shone for the club this season in his new role in midfield. With manager Thomas Tuchel struggling for options in the middle of the park, Marquinhos has been a revelation for the Ligue 1 frontrunners.
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The talented defender has worked well alongside Marco Verratti in the heart of midfield and Abriel feels the 24-year-old has shone in his unfamiliar role higher up the pitch. “For balanced matches, like those in the Champions League or against the best teams in Ligue 1, he could be incredibly useful there,” Abriel told Le Parisien.
“His speed and his ability to win duels is very useful to PSG. Besides, Tuchel has no choice. Leandro Paredes or Julian Draxler could replace Verratti. But there’s already a Verratti. In the PSG squad, there is only one Marquinhos.”