Javier Mascherano, in a party with the FC Barcelona this season

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Which can be the role of Javier Mascherano with Valverde?

Published:1/06/2017 - 11:52h

Updated:1/06/2017 - 12:22h

Taking into account that Umtiti and Hammered have consolidated like the couple of head offices of the FC Barcelona, it will be necessary to see which is the role of Mascherano with the arrival of Ernesto Valverde to the Barcelona bench. Fundamental?

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It is evident that the years weigh, is law of life, and in the sport also notices . Javier Mascherano has noticed this season some bajones physical that have translated in errors or less excellence in his taking decisions -go to the cut, exit of balloon...-. Still and like this, it has been fundamental for Luis Enrique.

The weight that has the central Argentinian in the changing room culé is incalculable. It is not official captain, but obviously yes is it to officious level. His innate leadership allows him be a voice authorised in the staff. His experience and years in the club, also.

To sportive level, Mascherano has been the 12º more used player by Struggle, marking besides his first goal with the Barcelona team, of penalti in the Camp Nou. 

It is evident, then , that still can surrender in a so demanding team like the Barça. Perhaps no like titling, because the couple Hammered-Umtiti seems immovable, but yes like an acting defence of luxury, that besides can play in several positions.

Messi wants him in the changing room

It is evident that the friendship of Messi with Mascherano is absolute. In the celebration of the Glass of Rey saw a new example in the lawn of the Calderón. 

Leo Messi wanted to do him company and shelved the celebrations to encourage to his mate in the Barça and in the selection of Argentina, that sure that appreciated the gesture of his fellow. The majority gave the turn to the field and celebrated the title with his familiar on the lawn, but Leo Messi wanted to share some minutes with the one who has been from always one of his big supports. 

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