Maicon’s agent praises his client

Roberto Calenda, the agent of Maicon and Dodo, gave his thoughts about the former Inter man’s time in Rome and how well he’s acclimated to his new team and teammates.

“I heard people say earlier this year that he was finished and that he was no longer a football player, but these people are blow-hards who only harm Roma. They’re proven wrong regularly each time Maicon takes the field. He is an exemplary professional and this more and more each day. He’s giving everything for the team. He trains with professionalism on the field and always gives 100% and it was nice yesterday to hear the fans appreciate his effort and determination to get the three points.”

“The dust-up with Benatia in Verona? These are things that can happen in football, especially when you have players with a certain temperament, who always want to win, but the whole thing was immediately over, even when people tried to make a case out of it when one never existed. Episodes like this, as Garcia pointed out, are signs of a team with character and a team who is alive and well.”


The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.