'Brazil is over for me, PSG may be too' - Maxwell

The 33-year-old has called time on his career with the national team and has suggested he could bring an end to his club career this season as well

Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil defender Maxwell has announced his retirement from international football and has said he could retire completely in the near future.

The left-back has made just 10 appearances for the national team but was a member of the 2014 World Cup squad that made it to the semi-finals before suffering a humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany.

The Paris Saint-Germain player has revealed that his participation in the 3-0 third-place playoff defeat to Netherlands in that competition will be his last for Brazil and has suggested he could bring an end to his club career at the end of the current season.

"At 33 and with the level of the competition there is, the Selecao is over for me," the defender told radio station France Bleu. "The experience of the World Cup in Brazil was fantastic at first, but the pressure and the economic environment around us played against us. 

"I do not know if I will continue playing for long, I have not decided. We'll see in February and find out a little more. Maybe this is the end, maybe I will go on, it will depend on the desire of the club and maybe the offer that I have."

The former Ajax, Inter and Barcelona player reflected on the summer tournament in his homeland, before looking to the future with PSG, stating his side are still aiming to win the Champions League.

"The defeat against Germany was a disaster, but the difference between the two teams is not 7-1. The first week of vacation in Brazil was very difficult, but then we talked about it in the locker room at PSG. We're professionals; we must move on to other things and be positive for our club. 

"The club is built the team to win the Champions League. It is the ambition, but of course football is very difficult. In each of the last two seasons we have been close to the semi-finals and we hope to go further this year."