After playing his last game in 2017, former Paris Saint-Germain left-back Maxwell remained with the capital club as the 38-year-old transitioned to the sports coordinator position.
However, the Brazil international is now an ambassador for PSG, but despite working with Les Parisiens in some capacity. Maxwell would like to return and be in a more hands-on role with the club, one of the many topics he discussed in his interview with Le Parisien.
It was a very difficult role. Because I came out of a locker room where I had partners, friends, and there I knew the club’s strategy vis-à-vis each individual case,” Maxwell said. “Lucas, it was difficult to live, but not only, Pastore too, Blaise (Matuidi) also. These are boys to whom I was very attached. It was hard, but it was a way to learn, to adapt to my new role.”
Maxwell decided to step away from his position with PSG to spend more time with his children. Nonetheless, he wants to continue to work in football. With the capital club’s strong relationship with Brazilian players, the former left-back is a valuable asset for the continued presence of PSG in the South American country.
The 38-year-old then discussed a possible return to Paris but understands it’s a two-way street, and it will depend on PSG if they want him back in some role.
“I hope to come back to Paris because I am very attached to PSG. Today, I represent him as Ambassador to Brazil, but one day I hope to work there again,” Maxwell said. “My hope and my desire are always to return. After that depends on the club if I am useful or not.”
Despite being an ambassador for the Ligue 1 champions, Maxwell admits that he misses working for them in a specified role.
“Yes, I miss everyday life a lot. We had worked a lot to set up the group that is there today,” Maxwell said. “I am still attached to many players, I also get on well with the staff, the project is ambitious, and I miss not working on a daily basis to take the club higher.”
Finally, the Brazil international gave his thoughts on PSG’s UEFA Champions League quarterfinal matchup against Atalanta BC.
“For me, PSG has, as in recent years, the ability to win this Champions League,” Maxwell said. “There have been recent failures, but I believe that this year the team is more balanced and especially in a very positive moment and atmosphere.”
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