HOME| EDITORIAL STAFF CONTACT US| RSS
      
Liga (Spain)

BARCELONA, Mascherano: "I know how difficult it is to play in this stadium"

02.10.2012 14.14 by TM W  read 1384
Source: Fcbarcelona.com
© foto di Hernandez/Alterphotos/Image Sp

Javier Mascherano knows what it’s like to play at Da Luz Stadium. The Argentinean faced Benfica in the 2009/10 season when he played for Liverpool. “I know how difficult it is to come to this stadium and secure a good result. I have a lot of respect for Benfica because I’ve had a first hand experience of what it’s like to suffer here,” said Mascherano. The Argentinean also warned of the heated atmosphere

Time to focus on Benfica

The player knowns that a lot of attention is being placed on this Sunday’s Clásico, but he warned that the team needs to focus its attention on the Champions League fixture at Da Luz Stadium. “Both matches are important but the match against Benfica is more important because we have to face them sooner. We’ll have enough time to focus on the Clásico,” he said. Mascherano also noted that every match Barça plays is important: “The pressure of playing for a team like this means that you have to win every match. Every week is important, but I don’t think this one is necessarily vital. Not getting a good result doesn’t mean we’re out of any competition.”

“We were the superior side”

When asked about Barça’s recent string of comebacks, Mascherano admitted that he wishes “the results and the way the games played out could have been different. I wish the games could have been more calm, that we could have won by a larger margin. But after analysing the way we played it’s evident that we were superior to Spartak, Granada and even Sevilla.” On Barça’s most recent game, the player highlighted the team’s fighting spirit: “It’s always hard to play away to Sevilla, but we never gave up”

Song’s performance as a center back

Mascherano played alongside Alex Song in the middle of the defence at the Sánchez Pizjuán. On the performance of the Cameroon international, Mascherano said: “He’s done a great job in the short time that he’s been here. I’m sure that as time goes on we’ll get to see much more of his qualities. He comes from a team that’s managed by a demanding manager, where they employ similar concepts to ours.”

Other news Liga (Spain)
Other news
Highlight

ARSENAL, Ozil: "Having our fans behind makes everything easier for us. I thank all my teammates"

Commenting upon his first seasonal goal, scored against Aston Villa last Saturday, after all the criticisms towards him, Arsenal offensive midfielder Mesut Ozil stated: "Yes, Welbeck's pass was really well-timed,. He saw me and played me through to finish. I didn't h

JUVENTUS, Pereyra: "Good performance, but I need to improve defensively"

One of the most valuable players in AC Milan-Juventus 0-1 Serie A Matchday 3 main game, decided by a goal scored by Carlitos Tevez, Bianconeri versati
 

SEVILLA, Emery: "I don't pay attention to my players' contracts"

Sevilla FC coach Unai Emery has declared: "In my teams it will be always the best players to start. The club doesn't force me to do anything,
 

ARSENAL, Ozil: "Having our fans behind makes everything easier for us. I thank all my teammates"

Commenting upon his first seasonal goal, scored against Aston Villa last Saturday, after all the criticisms towards him, Arsenal offensive midfielder
 

OM, Bielsa: "I don't like to make long-term projects"

OM coach Marcelo Bielsa has declared: "I don't like to make long-term projects: for this reason I have signed a one-year-deal, just one, no options fo
 

BAYERN MUNICH, Guardiola: "We didn't manage to take our chances against Hamburg"

Unsatisfied with the 0-0 obtained at Hamburg, Bayern Munich manager Josep Guardiola stated: “Getting into the match was never going to be easy a
 
   Editore: TC&C srl web content publisher since 1994 Partita IVA 01488100510