Maxwell looking forward to triumphant 2011
Maxwell knows that nothing is guaranteed in football, but is hoping that Barça can win every competition it is involved in this 2010.
It’s time for new year resolutions, and as far as Maxwell is concerned, all he wants is to
win, win and win again. This is no time for the players to rest on their laurels, and the Brazilian
reckons that “you can never settle for anything in football. We have to keep getting better
because there is no good in living on our pasts”.
Day to day challenge
Maxwell knows that there is nothing more important for the team than
“winning every competition we are playing in .. even though that’s difficult and we
have to be well prepared”.
Welcome to Afellay
Ibrahim Afellay trained on Wednesday for the first time as an FC Barcelona player.
Maxwell sensed the newcomer was happy and promised that “we will be doing all we can to make
sure his adaptation is as quick as possible”.
Afellay is someone he considers “very fast, intelligent, talented and able to do things
for us … but he will have to get used to the Barça system, and we’re here to help him
Defence against Levante
With Puyol injured and Piqué suspended, Guardiola is missing both of his
first choice centre backs for the game with Levante. Maxwell is not too worried, because there are
decent players to provide cover, especially Abidal who he says “is a spectacular defender. He
positions himself well and always does a very good job”.
Maxwell is also impressed by Bartra, who trained with the first team on Thursday. “He
is a great player and he’s still very young. We have our faith in him, and also Fontàs and
all the others who come and give us a hand”.