Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano has said that striker Lionel Messi is one of the modest players in the Barcelona dressing room, despite being the most important player at the club.
Lionel Messi has broken all records in European and world football this season after scoring 72 goals for Barcelona in all competitions. This is currently record and the Argentine has the opportunity to go even better by scoring more in the final of the Copa Del Ray on the last day of the season. Barcelona will be facing Athletic Bilbao in the final, which will be the last match for Barcelona manager Guardiola.
Despite leading Barcelona numerous titles in the last few seasons, Guardiola will be going out not having won the la Liga title and the Champions League title. However, Javier Mascherano believes that it will not be the trophies won in the final season that will count for Guardiola because the Barcelona manager has achieved a lot with the club in these four years. Javier Mascherano believes that Guardiola has created a dynasty and philosophy at the club, which will be spoken about after three or four decades. He also believes that Argentine Lionel Messi is currently the best player in the world and will continue to be so for the next 10 years.
“I even asked if he knew he had scored 72 goals in a season. Although he may not be human, it’s good that Messi still thinks he is. Messi plays another sport. Pep is a man of this house and feel the club’s colors more than anyone. So, the farewell was well deserved. There is a before and an after Guardiola in terms of my career. He has converted me into the kind of player that I could never have imagined becoming. In 20 or 30 years, they will talk of the Barca of Messi or Pep, and that’s the nicest thing, more so than any the title”, said Mascherano.