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08.10.2009 14:22

Maxwell: “We’re not perfect”

Jesús Carrillo

Brazilian defender Maxwell insists that the team has to keep improving. The former Ajax and Inter man still senses room for that to happen.

“We are not perfect and we have to work hard to reach perfection, and to do that we have to keep working day by day and remember that what we have achieved so far means for nothing when we go out for our next match” said Maxwell Scherrer in the Ciudad Deportiva pressroom.

The boss

Speaking about his manager, Maxwell said “his vision of the game is fundamental, its very good, he prepares games well. But the most important thing is how he tells the players what they should do in each game. For example, he always tells me whether the striker I’ll be marking likes to play the ball on the ground or if he prefers long balls, and always looks for balance and space”.

“I have a long way to go”

2009-10-08_ENTRENO_39.JPGThe full back was also self-critical. “I have to play more and if I do I’ll get better, because I’m never happy with what I have done. I always know I can do better”.

Maxwell is settling in well in the city. “My family and I are adapting well to the city. Everybody helps us and that’s nice and we are slowly getting used to Barcelona and the club”.

As for his team mates, Maxwell says he has never been with such a talented group of players. “Messi surprises me every day” he added.

Abidal and ‘Ibra’

Two players are being spoken about a lot these days. On his ‘rival’ for the left back berth, Éric Abidal, Maxwell only had words of praise. “’Abi’ is winning his place, he’s the first choice, what I have to do is always be ready for when the boss thinks I should go on in his place. That’s my obligation”.

And as for his former Ajax and Inter team mate, he said “Zlatan left Ajax at the right time, and the same happened when he left Turin and Milan. I think Zlatan will give a lot to Barça and Barça will give a lot to Zlatan. He is getting better very fast and that’s good news for everybody”.

La Liga, Real Madrid and Sevilla

Maxwell doesn’t think the League “is just about Barça and Madrid … we know there are other big teams and they are showing that they too can hit the top”.

As for Real Madrid’s loss to Sevilla on Sunday, he reckons “Sevilla have a lot of quality players and losing there is no cause for alarm”.
Maxwell: “We’re not perfect”

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Long off World Cup
Maxwell feels he only has a very distant chance of playing at the 2010 World Cup. “It would be an honour to play for my country, but they are doing very well and it looks like Dunga has closed his squad to new entries. All I can do is play here and just hope to get called up. I can’t do anything else right now”.

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