Il Tempo: Maicon may not debut until match against CSKA Moscow

Today’s edition of Il Tempo claims that Roma right-back Maicon may not debut until September 17th’s Champions League match against CSKA Moscow.

Reportedly, Rudi Garcia wants to give Maicon enough time to rest mentally and physically after the Brazilian was devastated after his country’s World Cup performance, which saw Brazil crash out in spectacular fashion. Garcia has willingly sent Maicon on national team duty this week, instead of keeping him in the capital to train with his club, so that he can feel important and welcomed in the gold and green of Brazil. Once he returns to Rome, Maicon will train seperately from the group so that he can recover and be fully fit for Roma’s opening Champions League fixture.

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