Former defender Marquinhos: I hope Roma win the Scudetto

Current PSG and former Roma defender Marquinhos was interviewed in today’s edition La Gazzetta dello Sport:

Who will win the Scudetto?
I feel like a race between Juventus and Roma and I hope that, in the end, my former teammates can succeed in doing it.

Even without a major player as Castan?
He’s a great guy, he has always helped me since his time at Corinthians. I wish him well and an early return to the field.

He’s gone, but Totti continues to score…
He’s a phenomenon. Totti does things with the ball that I’ve never seen anyone else do.

Even Ibrahimovic?
They are different, but still phenoms. People like them are able to make sense with the football.

Do you believe those two could ever play together?
I do not think Totti will ever leave Roma, but it would be a sight to see them together. Francesco would be the one who creates the assits and Zlatan makes the goals.

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