Maicon is regarded by many as the best right-back in the world.
"Being called the best right back in the world is always very exciting, but that doesn't make me stop working hard and trying to improve even more," said Maicon.
"I have not always been a right-back. When I was playing in Brazil for Criciuma, which my father was coaching, I was a midfielder.
"But when the regular right-back was injured, he told me - 'Douglas, try to play in that role, I know you can give us a very good performance'. Maybe he was able to see the situation with a good perspective..."