Marquinhos has warned Paris Saint-Germain against taking anything for granted in the upcoming Champions League semi-final clash.
It has been somewhat a fairy tale of a season for RB Leipzig, considering their short history and given their impressive feats in Germany as well as Europe.
Leipzig earned a promotion to top-flight only in 2016 but managed to attain third-place finish in last season’s Bundesliga, only behind Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
It is only their second season in Europe’s biggest cup competition but they have already reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, dispatching the likes of Tottenham and Atletico Madrid on their way.
Indeed PSG go into Tuesday night’s match as favorites. But being favorite hardly means anything, as evident from the recent results in the competition.
And Marquinhos knows that as well, as he insists it will take the best of their efforts to bring their upcoming ‘fearless’ opponents.
“They are a young team and fearless, as they’ve shown already in this Champions League season. They’ve played great,” he told UEFA.com.
“In the previous match against Atletico Madrid, they totally dominated the game. So, we know we’ll have to give our best. Nowadays, relying on prestige doesn’t get you anywhere.
“We’ve seen that playing as a team, having a strategy and playing with strength make a huge difference on the pitch. So, we simply have to do our best and play at our highest level.”