Mascherano is training with Argentina, which will face Chile (March 25) and Bolivia (March 30), in a stadium in quite a bad conditions. The Argentine has referred to this controversy and the fact of playing at FC Barcelona in an interview on the TV program Líbero:
Playing for Barça
"It's hard to enjoy the successes of Barcelona by the demands of everyday life, although it's fantastic to see Leo, Iniesta, Neymar, Suarez or Busquets play."
"Barcelona changed my way of seeing football."
The stadium of the match against Bolivia
"We were never asked about where to play. We are not asking too many things. Sometimes it seems that they place a red carpet when arriving in Argentina, but this has nothing to do with reality."
Back in Argentina
"I do not know when, but I feel the need to live in my country, because I miss it."