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For the sake of being trained by Guardiola at Barcelona, ​​Javier Mascherano is willing to be a backup: okezone ball

by archysport

BARCELONA – Former Barcelona player, Javier Mascherano, rated Josep Guardiola as the best coach in his life. Even Mascherano was willing to be a substitute player for the sake of being handled by Guardiola.

Before defending Barcelona, ​​Mascherano was Liverpool’s mainstay midfielder. However, when he received an offer from Barcelona, ​​Mascherano did not think twice.

(Guardiola coached Mascherano at Barcelona for two years (2010-2012)

Even though he joined Barcelona, ​​Mascherano understood that he had to sit on the bench. Because before Mascherano, Barcelona had excellent defensive midfielders on behalf of Sergio Busquets and Seydou Keita.

“I told (Guardiola) that I would join, learn and with the team compete for many trophies. Pep finally became the best coach I had in my career, “Mascherano was quoted as saying Brand, Thursday (27/5/2021).

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“In our first face-to-face meeting at the Barcelona training ground, Guardiola came to the office where I was sitting and told me: ‘You know you came here to be a substitute?’,” Continued Mascherano.

However, Mascherano was able to adapt. For the sake of being a core player, Mascherano is willing to play as a central defender.

Javier Mascherano

(Javier Mascherano at Barcelona)

As a result, during the 7.5 years (2010-2018) defending Barcelona, ​​Mascherano went down in 334 matches with a collection of one goal and eight assists.

Mascherano also gave many trophies to Barcelona. In total, this Argentine player presented 19 trophies for the Camp Nou public.

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