Javier Mascherano, former player of Fútbol Club Barcelona (2010-2018) team with which he was crowned up to five times as league champion, will return to Spanish LaLiga as one of its ambassadors. The Argentine has been presented in a virtual act broadcast from Buenos Aires and chaired by Fernando Sanz, former Real Madrid and Málaga player and director of the LaLiga ambassadors project.
During the event, Mascherano received messages from Andres Iniesta whom Mascherano defined as a great friend. “With Andrés I have always had the feeling that time does not pass when I see him again.” Furthermore, he also exchanged words with Aritz aduriz Y Fernando Redondo, “a reference that all the central midfielders have had,” Mascherano said.
The Argentine declared that “it is an honor and a responsibility to represent LaLiga” and he kept the classics as his great memory in Spain. After the presentation, the Argentine offered a press conference where he answered questions about Barcelona and the status of Leo Messi.
Messi: “I see it well, beyond the fact that Barcelona is not going through its best moment. His body language and performances have not changedThey are the same that he has been doing for 15 seasons. “
Advice that I would give to Messi: “I would never dare to give Leo advice. They are personal decisions, he will have to decide. As a friend I will support the decision that he makes. I see it very well. “
Barça's defensive problems: “I don't like to give an opinion from the outside. that playing defense in him Barcelona is never easy. You are always taking risks and you always have to be very focused because a big mistake can pay dearly. I can't be commenting on mistakes. “
What can be of LaLiga at the level of value and image without Messi: “Players at some point or another end up leaving. The maximum capital of LaLiga are the clubs, It has great teams with a long tradition such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Átletico de Madrid … they will continue to triumph and attract the great players“.
What do you think of LaLiga now that it is out: “The perception is the same as when I lived there. I'm in love with Spanish LaLiga. I have a son who is Catalan, from Barcelona. I keep looking at a League that from a very young age with great examples such as Fernando we have been able to grow, of the League of Stars as it was then. “
What do you think of Pedri, Trincao and Ansu?: “Both Pedri, as Trincao and Ansu Fati, have a great projection. It is not easy to play at this level at 17, 18 years old and much less be starters like Pedri and Ansu. From what both Leo and others of the locker room, They are young people who have the ambition to continue growing. I hope they can do well. “
Which Argentine player would take to LaLiga: “David Ayala (Estudiantes de La Plata), left-handed midfielder number five would be an ideal player.”
LaLiga thus expands its list of ambassadors with 30 players, all of them big names that contributed to the prestige of Spanish football: Xavi, Inietsa, César, Albelda, Forlán, Carlos Valderrama, Aintzane Encinas, Julio Baptista, Kanouté, Karambeu, Kiko, Kluivert, Luis García, Steve McManaman, Mendieta, Morientes, Pantic, Pires, Puyol, Etoo, Senna, Urzaiz, Xabi Prieto, Vero Boquete, Artiz Aduriz, Futre and now Javier Mascherano. This great Hellenco has the responsibility of spreading the values and the name of LaLiga in different parts of the world.