Let's have it right. Maicon has played at the very highest level of football all his career. He's only 31. He's not going to be a mug is he ? The fact that you're not as fast as Gareth Bale does not signal the end of your career. Let's face it, if you catch Bale on a good day, you're in trouble, whoever you are. If you catch Bale on a bad day, like Sunday, then everyone just ignores it and your career continues unscathed.