In these last few weeks, Barcelona has suffered a string of negative results not only in the Spanish League but also in the Champions League, but despite everything that has been happening Mascherano is confident that his team are still aiming to win all the major trophies of this season.
"We choose to go for all titles. We are the league leaders although the gap has been narrowed. Our current form has not been the best, obviously considering how we were doing. At Villarreal we had a bad 20 minutes, in the Clasico we played a very good game but could not see it out. Against Atletico we had one of the best second halves of the season, and the other day in Anoeta we could have got something from the game, despite not playing well." Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano said as he talked about the recent defeats of his team.
This was the statement released by Javier Mascherano before Barcelona faced off with Athletic Madrid in the 2nd leg of the Champions League. The Argentine defender revealed the desire that his team had of securing all the pieces of silverware of their current campaign but unfortunately for Luis Enrique and his team, they were knocked out from the Champions League after losing against Athletico Madrid after sustaining a 0-2 defeat in the 2nd leg.
It seems like the entire squad of Barcelona has been showing weaknesses with underwhelming performances. The team of Luis Enrique has conceded a large amount of goals and not managed to fire goals back, which has prompted websites such as transferrumours.co.uk to be flooded with moves away for all but a few of the current Barcelona team.
Lionel Messi is regarded to be one of the main figures of the team but he has not managed to score a goal for Barcelona in a competitive game since March 16 when they faced off with Arsenal and without their main attacking figure, Barcelona is struggling to score goals while the defensive department of the team is also performing at a mediocre level which is evident by the fact that Luis Enrique’s team has conceded 5 goals from their latest 3 league matches.
Mascherano said that his teammates are still performing at a high level and he isn’t worried about reaching big feats in this season but considering everything that has been occurring in recent times, the Spanish League is at risk and after having already been knocked out from the Champions League, this season is quickly turning into a forgettable one for Barcelona.