Javier Mascherano Is the New Carlos Puyol, Says Terry Gibson

Javier Mascherano’s recent performance in the 2-1 win over Sevilla has come under immense praise, as the Argentine midfielder for the Spanish club quickly recover from the 3-1 loss against Manchester City in the previous match.

Barcelona suffered a catastrophic collapse in the second half against the Premier League team in the Champions League. As a result, there was a danger of the team coming in with a hangover for the away trip to Sevilla. After conceding the opening goal after just 15 minutes, there was a danger of Barcelona suffering another mighty collapse.

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Javier Mascherano has spoken about his move to Barcelona so far, and how changing positions has affected his career at the Nou Camp.

For a player that never scored in almost 300 games, Mascherano holds so much power in the Barcelona set-up.

The Argentine has continually defied age and is an asset in the team. The 32-year old South American star is the ‘fix-in’ man in the Luis Enrique side. The player is comfortable in the middle, as a central defender and as a right back. He was on the four-man defence that thrashed Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League last week, and has been an excellent option since Sergi Roberto picked up his injury.


Juventus’ last transfer campaign didn’t work out as planned.

The Bianconeri needed a leader for their team’s midfield, and also for the dressing room, and Barcelona 32-year old Javier Mascherano was their main target. In June, the Jefecito was just one step away from the Serie A defending champions after his agent had met a couple of times with Juventus executives.


According to Edgardo Bauza, because Lionel Messi is the player the opposition teams feel the most threatened by while playing Argentina, they put extra attention on him and a couple of players always try to keep him surrounded which means his teammates get a bit of freedom and that they should take advantage of.

Ten weeks back, having remained inches away from Copa America trophy, Messi had hanged his Argentina kit out of anger and grief, but, the bizarre decision always had to be reconsidered at some point and the reconsideration resulted in an overturn with the legend agreeing to serve his country for a bit longer.


The new national team coach of Argentina Edgardo Bauza is reported to have travelled to Spain to meet with national team players.

The new manager is hoping to convince Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to return to the national team side, ahead of their games in the World Cup qualifiers. The player said he will quit the national team side after the team lost to Chile for the second straight year at the Copa America. Messi lost his penalty kick and felt bad as he felt he had tried enough to get a trophy for his country. The 29-year old talent also added the excuse of the poor treatment meted out to the team by the Football Association as part of the reasons he wants to leave the team.

Javier Mascherano not Planning to Leave Barca

Javier Mascherano has confirmed that he does not want to leave Barcelona at this point after the club made it certain that they do not want to sell him.

At 32 years of age, he has suddenly found himself being the transfer target of Italian champions Juventus. After having been at the Camp Nou for more than five years, it may be time for Mascherano to think about a new challenge. However, it seems that the Argentine is quite happy to stay at the Spanish club, who will demand a lot of transfer fee in order to sell him.

Javier Mascherano wants to stay in Barcelona

Barcelona player Javier Mascherano has stated that he intends to remain with Barcelona for the remaining part of his career.

He said that he is happy playing with the Spanish team and that he hopes that this continues for a long time. This is the 8th season that Javier Mascherano will be spending with Barcelona.

There was news that Juventus might be interested in signing the Argentina international, but the player later stated that he has no intention of leaving Barcelona. Javier Mascherano said that he is focused on his career with Barcelona and that he does not let himself distracted by transfer rumors.

Javier Mascherano and Neymar have a bad relationship?

Recent rumors have been spreading around claiming that Javier Mascherano has called his fellow teammate Neymar as someone who is selfish and they have now developed a negative relationship.

Javier Mascherano is believed to have slammed Neymar after Barcelona was knocked out from the Champions League.

Towards the 2nd half of the season, Neymar turned into a target of criticism as the Brazilian player was being blamed as one of the main reasons of why Barcelona lost a significant amount of points in the final months of the Spanish League as well as from the elimination from the Champions League.

"Stop being so selfish, think more about the team," Mascherano had yelled at Neymar after losing against Athletic Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.