MESSI IS A DISTRACTION

According to Edgardo Bauza, because Lionel Messi is the player the opposition teams feel the most threatened by while playing Argentina, they put extra attention on him and a couple of players always try to keep him surrounded which means his teammates get a bit of freedom and that they should take advantage of.

Ten weeks back, having remained inches away from Copa America trophy, Messi had hanged his Argentina kit out of anger and grief, but, the bizarre decision always had to be reconsidered at some point and the reconsideration resulted in an overturn with the legend agreeing to serve his country for a bit longer.

ARGENTINA COACH HOPEFUL ABOUT TALKS WITH PLAYERS

The new national team coach of Argentina Edgardo Bauza is reported to have travelled to Spain to meet with national team players.


The new manager is hoping to convince Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to return to the national team side, ahead of their games in the World Cup qualifiers. The player said he will quit the national team side after the team lost to Chile for the second straight year at the Copa America. Messi lost his penalty kick and felt bad as he felt he had tried enough to get a trophy for his country. The 29-year old talent also added the excuse of the poor treatment meted out to the team by the Football Association as part of the reasons he wants to leave the team.

Javier Mascherano not Planning to Leave Barca

Javier Mascherano has confirmed that he does not want to leave Barcelona at this point after the club made it certain that they do not want to sell him.

At 32 years of age, he has suddenly found himself being the transfer target of Italian champions Juventus. After having been at the Camp Nou for more than five years, it may be time for Mascherano to think about a new challenge. However, it seems that the Argentine is quite happy to stay at the Spanish club, who will demand a lot of transfer fee in order to sell him.

Javier Mascherano wants to stay in Barcelona

Barcelona player Javier Mascherano has stated that he intends to remain with Barcelona for the remaining part of his career.


He said that he is happy playing with the Spanish team and that he hopes that this continues for a long time. This is the 8th season that Javier Mascherano will be spending with Barcelona.

There was news that Juventus might be interested in signing the Argentina international, but the player later stated that he has no intention of leaving Barcelona. Javier Mascherano said that he is focused on his career with Barcelona and that he does not let himself distracted by transfer rumors.

Javier Mascherano and Neymar have a bad relationship?

Recent rumors have been spreading around claiming that Javier Mascherano has called his fellow teammate Neymar as someone who is selfish and they have now developed a negative relationship.


Javier Mascherano is believed to have slammed Neymar after Barcelona was knocked out from the Champions League.

Towards the 2nd half of the season, Neymar turned into a target of criticism as the Brazilian player was being blamed as one of the main reasons of why Barcelona lost a significant amount of points in the final months of the Spanish League as well as from the elimination from the Champions League.

"Stop being so selfish, think more about the team," Mascherano had yelled at Neymar after losing against Athletic Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Javier Mascherano believes that Barcelona should have performed well at the Camp Nou

Javier Mascherano believes that Barcelona should have performed well at the Camp Nou against Atletico Madrid.

The Catalan club were knocked out of the Champions League after a 3-2 defeat on aggregate. Even though Atletico were on top in the first half of the first leg, Barcelona came back strongly in the second half although they were helped by the red card to striker Fernando Torres. Barcelona scored two goals to finish the game 2-1. This was seen as a strong result at home despite conceding the away goal. Yet, the latter proved to be the decisive aspect in the tie.

Javier Mascherano says that Barcelona are feeling confident

Javier Mascherano says that Barcelona are feeling confident about their hopes of reaching the Champions League semi-final.

The club secured a 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid in the first leg at the Camp Nou. However, there have been several warning signs about the club’s poor form in recent weeks. Following the recent loss in the El Clasico to Real Madrid, Barcelona could have easily lost this game had it not been for the referee sending-off Fernando Torres with 30 minutes left in the game. Hence, there is a feeling that Atletico may give a much tougher competition especially since the second leg is at the Vicente Calderon.

Mascherano backs his teammates

In these last few weeks, Barcelona has suffered a string of negative results not only in the Spanish League but also in the Champions League, but despite everything that has been happening Mascherano is confident that his team are still aiming to win all the major trophies of this season.

"We choose to go for all titles. We are the league leaders although the gap has been narrowed. Our current form has not been the best, obviously considering how we were doing.

Javier Mascherano appears to have found the perfect home

Javier Mascherano appears to have found the perfect home in the form of Barcelona, as he continues to play an important role for the Catalan club even after several years.

Even though he has been deployed by several Barcelona managers as a central defender, he continues to play in the midfield for Argentina. At 31 years of age, he is one of the experienced members of the Barcelona team. After having won numerous accolades with the club, there has been the talk of Mascherano retiring at the Camp Nou. Several South American players have played for the Spanish club, but have chosen to end their careers back in their home country.

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