Maicon philosophical over Brazil World Cup disappointment
Defender Maicon has reflected philosophically on Brazil’s World Cup disappointment.
The Roma owned full-back insists Germany and Argentina - the two finalists - benefited from having numerous years together building a strong group and believes Brazil can recover from their heavy semi-final and third place play-off defeats.
“I am glad I arrived here, I endured two years of pain but I was able to join the 23-man squad,” he said, as reported by Football Italia. “Maybe Brazil did not have the tournament that was expected, but the Brazilians have to remember that this is a team built over a year-and-a-half.
“The Germany project has been going on for eight years, the Argentines have been together for six. It takes time.
“I believe Scolari and his entire staff have done a good job - this squad has a good mix of experience and youth and has a future. After what happened in this World Cup, even those who are less experienced will now have the right mindset to win.
“I do not think that the wound of the 7-1 defeat to Germany will weaken them, in fact, after that night I saw straight away the will to get up, and the defeat in the last game for third place is a chapter we will close quickly.”