After PSG crashed out of the French Cup with a 2-1 loss to Marseille on the road (the first one in 11 years), the captain of Paris Saint-Germain, Marquinhos, blasted the squad and the performance of the team without much remorse.
"We missed chances. It is time to shut our mouths. It's time to continue to work and to move forward," said a hot Marquinhos right after the game to the folks from beIN Sport.
PSG dropped a game at the Velodrome for the first time in 11 years and they did so at the worst possible time: when a loss meant getting eliminated from a competition. It's the second year in a row for Paris falling off contention in the Round of 16 after losing to OGC Nice last season.
"We know we have to improve a lot if we want to do good things this season," continued Marquinhos. "A title goes away, so it hurts."
Marquinhos thinks that PSG "have to be better organized, play better," while he also gave kudos to Marseille after they "put a lot of commitment" into Wednesday's Coupe Classique. "We must continue to work," Marquinhos finished.
PSG started February winning two Ligue 1 games in a row against Montpellier and Toulouse but they have now gotten eliminated from the French Cup, face Monaco next Saturday, and have a clash against Bayern Munich next Tuesday that might leave PSG's season looking murky if they can get a positive result hosting the Germans.
"There's no point in talking about other (competitions and future) games now. We had times in the past when we won everything, then we arrived in the Champions League and we lost," said the captain. "We know that every game has its story. We're not going through our best run now, but we have to stay calm. We are all disgusted, and we are all sad."
When asked about the future of Paris through the remainder of the season, Marquinhos claimed that PSG "have won a lot" but he also acknowledged that "you have to know how to lose and keep working."