Maicon: Thank you, Roma!

Brazilian right-back Douglas Maicon has heaped praise on Roma after the former Inter-man enjoyed a breakout season with the Giallorossi, including making his country’s World Cup team, after struggling with Manchester City and losing his spot on the national team. His words to Tuttosport are below:

“I’ll always thank Roma for giving me this opportunity, as well as my agent, and the fans who have always supported me. Garcia has built a great group. I was lost in England, for to make the most (in football), I need to feel I have the confidence from those around me. This happened at Roma. Before the World Cup, I thanked the Giallorossi for getting me back into the national team. My objectives? The World Cup with Brazil and then the Scudetto with Roma.”

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.