Asked how he made Maicon look so ridiculously ordinary, when it was only recently that Phil Neville gave him quite a tough time?
"Against Everton I had the right winger on my toes the whole time with Phil Neville then sitting deep," he told the Daily Mail. "And if I did go past them, the centre half came across to cover. They tried to stop me as a team.
"No disrespect to Everton but Inter take a different approach. They are European champions and their attitude is that we should be more scared of them than they are of us.
"Against the big teams it is always the same. Both teams go for it and it becomes a battle between individuals. The centre half versus the striker, the full back versus the winger. I had my battle and I just came out on top.
"I also recognise Maicon as the best right back in the world. I think everyone does. He plays for Brazil ahead of Dani Alves so that says it all. I just got the better of him last night."