Maicon aims to seal Brazil spot

Brasilia: Right-back Maicon has declared his intention to remain Brazil`s first-choice defender until next year`s football World Cup.

The 32-year-old has been recalled to the national squad after a two-year absence for the Selecao`s friendlies against Australia Sunday and Portugal three days later, reports Xinhua.

And he is set to be given a starting berth after the withdrawal of Dani Alves with an ankle injury.

"Whenever I`ve worn the Brazil shirt I`ve always tried to do my best," Maicon said during a press conference Wednesday.

"My objective is to not lose my national team spot again."

Maicon has recaptured his best form for Roma after managing just 14 games in an injury-hit 2012-13 season with Manchester City.

"Since arriving at Roma I have been focused on trying to get another opportunity for the Selecao. The coaching staff understands my situation and how hard I have worked to get back."


By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link