Javier Mascherano has admitted that he may have left Barcelona in the summer but has changed his mind after the club convinced him.
He said that began to doubt after he was sent off in the Spanish Supercup against Sevilla. On top of that, Barcelona was eliminated in the Champions League.
He said that at the end of last season, he contemplated the idea of leaving Barcelona as he thought he is not good enough to play for the team. He said that Barcelona is a team that is always striving for excellence and that you should always be on top of your game if you want to play for them. He said that after the disappointment of last season, he was ready to leave the Spanish side, but the club convinced him that he is still good to play for them.
He said that the club had informed him that he is a valuable member of the team and that he still has a lot to offer to the team despite the fact that they are investing on new players. He said it is this statement that has convinced him to remain with the team.
Javier Mascherano said that he is motivated ahead of the new season and that he is ready to give his best in order to help the team to win trophies. He said that Barcelona’s objective is to win every trophy at stake and that they have to go a step further in the Champions League. Indeed the team was eliminated that the quarter-final stage last season and it is important for them that they win it this time.
He believes that Barcelona has a strong team this season and that they should be able to go all the way and this trophy.