Mascherano Speaks For Barca Players

26 Apr

Javier Mascherano spoke as the player representative at the Barca press conference this afternoon and the ever-present Real Madrid photographers provided some unintentional (or totally intentional) hilarity.

So, are they saying that we’re going to have Barca’s head on a plate
or have they finally lost their minds


Mascherano: “Games like these are made up of small details that may prove decisive”
by Diego Jabalquinto / Translation by Michael J. O’Donnell

Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano spoke to the press before his team started training at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

“I don’t believe the Copa del Rey final will benefit either side. Real Madrid won because they did better than us, but it won’t influence this match. This is a different championship. I believe there were negative aspects to our game in Mestalla, but there were also many positive ones. These two games are different. Two great sides are about to clash and we all hope to see a great match.”

“Games like these are made up of small details that may prove decisive to reach the next round. We have to continue with our work despite our defeat and concentrate hard in set pieces and in diehard situations; these are the small details that may help either side win the tie.”

“I currently have to play as a centre back. I’ve been trying to give honest performances in that position. I wanted to help the team out in any position. Unfortunately, I must be a defender due to injuries. That’s not never nice, but I try to cover for my teammates the best way I can.”

“Every team is somewhat tired at this stage of the season, but exhaustion doesn’t matter once you think about the important things at stake. Footballers have something extra to offer in decisive games and we hope it allows us to reach the final. We must focus on tomorrow’s game; this is a semifinal.”

8 Responses to “Mascherano Speaks For Barca Players”

  1. Maisoun April 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

    Javier Mercury, why you no grow out your ‘stache?

    • manie April 27, 2011 at 11:00 am #

      hahah i feel he could pass for a rendition of “another one bites the dust.”

    • headbandsandheartbreak April 27, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

      I know, right?! He shall hitherto be known on this site as Javier Mercury!

    • suzanne April 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

      lol! i never thought about that before. no it will be forever imbedded when i see him

      • Maisoun April 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

        Im hoping he removes his jersey today to reveal a super scoop tank top 😛 preferably one that reads “We are NOT the champions” haha

        • headbandsandheartbreak April 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

          OMFG! I just spit Cherry Coke out onto my screen (Shut up! Sometimes I like something sweet!). That would be soooooo awesome!

        • headbandsandheartbreak April 27, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

          This is for you! I can totally see it.

          Javier Mercury

          • Maisoun April 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

            Lmao! the side by side comparison is killing me! sorry about your screen haha 😛 Javier Mercury needs some photoshop attention from me, I think..that’ll seal the deal, that & the fact that he’s got himself a Fat Bottomed Girl 😉

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