Paris Saint-Germain starlet Marquinhos says that he is a changed man after a summer in which he won Olympic gold and got married.
The versatile defender was part of the Selecao squad that ended the country's agonising wait for the only title that had previously eluded them by beating Germany in the final of the Rio Games.
That joyous occasion came not long after another, with Marquinhos having wed his partner, Carol Cabrino, earlier in the summer.
Unsurprisingly, the two events have had a profound effect on the 22-year-old, who returned from his homeland a happier, more content individual.
"This is true," he admitted during an exclusive interview with Goal. "When someone is happy, you can see it and, right now, I am very happy in Paris.
"Everything is good. I'm playing a lot, I'm turning in some good performances and I won a gold medal.
“The Olympics is a very difficult tournament, also for Brazil, because we had never brought home the gold. There have always been good generations but none had managed to win it.
“But we did it! And I think I did a good job out there. That triumph, along with my success with PSG and being in the Brazil senior squad, are the reasons why I am here today.
"But, this summer, I also got married, so I am very happy."
Carol recorded a special video message for her husband, which we showed to him during the interview, prompting him to claim: "I know when she did it! She went into another room and closed the door and I thought: 'What's going on in there?!'
"Carol is a very important person for me. Since she has been with me, I have become a man.
"Everything I now do on the field is down to that. I take on more responsibility and I'm more mature, on and off the field.
"She has a very important role because she is always there for me, in the good times and the bad, to support me and push me forward."