Mascherano: "Guardiola left a mark on me... and he will keep doing it"

The Argentine praised the coach after the match against Espanyol

Mascherano: "Guardiola left a mark on me... and he will keep doing it"
Mascherano: "Guardiola left a mark on me... and he will keep doing it"

The Argentine praised the coach after the match against Espanyol

Josep Guardiola & Javier Mascherano

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Javier Mascherano is one of the most worthy Barça players to listen to, because when he speaks he always says interesting things. His career suffered a radical change when he arrived in Barça. He had to be Busquets' alternative, but Pep Guardiola placed him as center-back, in the defense.

After the match against Espanyol, Mascherano was asked about the next opponent in the Champions League, precisely Guardiola's team, Bayern Munich, and this is what he said:

Josep Guardiola

  • "He really left a mark on me... and he will keep doing it."
  • "I really appreciate him because I'm really thankful with people who have helped me. But now he is the opponent coach."
  • "We know he is a real Barça fan, but he will have to do his job and try to be in the UCL final... like us."

Bayern Munich

  • "This year's Bayern is as strong as the one that eliminated us for 7-0."
  • "Heynckes' team probably used counter-attack with more frequency; they didn't need the ball to be dangerous."
  • "Guardiola changed the style. Now they practice a more positional attack. They have big quality and are candidates to the title."