Ander Herrera on Marquinhos as PSG’s captain in waiting: “He is a natural leader.”

Speaking to reporters in Monday’s pre-match press conference ahead of their Champions’ League semi-final against RB Leipzig, PSG midfielder Ander Herrera discussed Marquinhos’ qualities, with the Brazilian set to be made club captain for the 2020/21 campaign.

“For me the captain is not merely the man who wears the armband. Marquinhos is a natural leader. He does not speak much but at training and on the pitch, he does. Neymar on the pitch, he is a leader. Keylor Navas has won a lot in his career and is trying to form a squad. Thiago Silva is a leader and a fantastic captain but we also have leaders who lead through their actions. A single leader is not enough.”

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