Marquinho Presented at Verona

On-loan Brazilian winger Marquinho was presented today as a Hellas Verona player. The Brazilian was sent to Verona on-loan until June, with an option for the Venetians to purchase 50% of the rights to the player.

“Inter? I do not think I had a chance to leave Italy but there were many problems related to the loan and redemption. In the end I decided to come to Verona, which is a nice place. I give great credit is Sogliano, who did a great job convincing me. Brazilians in Verona? I know Romulo very well, I spoke with him to find out about the team and the city, and I have heard only good things. My role? I’m a versatile player, I like to keep the ball. I’ll play where the coach puts me and I always try to give my best. I have played many roles, but I do not suffer from the comparisons to Hallfredsson. My natural position is the one that is similar to him, but I will give my best in whatever role I’m given.”

“The team? Verona is very emotional. Sunday in Emilia-Romagna, when I was on the bench, I saw my teammates and the participation of the coaching staff, which I like. Salvation? This team has the ability to go high, perhaps in the Europa League. I’ve been here for a little less than a week but I saw that the people in the environment are quality. The fans? They made a very good impression on me. I’ve seen, even in Emilia-Romagna, the fans who sang from the beginning to end and have always supported the team. It gives an extra boost and helps the morale of the players.”

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.