Maicon believes that Roma teammates Francesco Totti and Morgan De Sanctis should be going to the World Cup.
The ageing duo have been integral to the Giallorossi’s superb first half to the season under Rudi Garcia.
And despite their ages, the Brazilian full-back has claimed that the pair have to get a call-up from Cesare Prandelli.
“For me, age doesn’t matter,” he told reporters. “Totti has never ceased to show his quality as a player.
“He is as important as ever for Roma.
“And the same goes for De Sanctis – I think they both deserve to go to the World Cup.”
The defender then commented on former Manchester City teammate Mario Balotelli.
“Mario is a great player and has great qualities. If he puts his head in the right place he can be a champion.”
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