Maicon reflects on the Juve match, Totti, and more

Roma fullback Maicon gave an interview in today’s edition of Il Corriere della Sera:

Slow motion replay on the field? No, it would make even more of a mess. Mine was not a penalty against Juve, I knew it right away. I can protest with the referee, of course, but what would change? I don’t think the referee made the mistake on purpose, we all try to make the most of our work. I’ve been trying to think where it went wrong for us because I know you pay for errors more against Juve than with another team. Having said that, the mistakes of the referee affected the the final result. Do I prefer Rome or Milan? Rome for the sun, but when I retire I’ll go back to Brazil. Totti? Men admire him: he gave his life for the Roma, his only club. How many players in the world can you say the same for?”

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.