Maicon looks to the future with confidence in both the Scudetto race and Champions League knockouts.
He said: “We’ve got good results in recent weeks and we need to keep that going and hope the others slip up. We had some bad results late last year, but our goal will always be to win the Italian title.
“Bayern Munich will be analysing our play, but we’ll also know what their approach will be. Our big advantage is that we’ve got a taste for victory and we know how to tackle matches like this.
“We realised how enjoyable it is to play in the Club World Cup, but we also saw how much we had to go through to get there. So we’ll be giving it our all to win the Champions League again.
“Winning trophies is the lifeblood of every player, so we mustn’t take our foot off the pedal now.”