Monday, 12th April 2010

Javier Mascherano has been a mainstay for club and country in the last few years, proving to be one of the world’s most respected midfielders today. The 25-year-old was named captain of Argentina in coach Diego Maradona’s first public appearance, an honour that the 25-year-old admits is very special to him.

The logical thing to say would be that it doesn’t change anything but there’s no doubt that captaining your country is a tremendous source of pride,” Mascherano said on “It’s a big challenge too, as you have to be able to rise to the occasion. I think I’m able to do the job. I’ve already played in one World Cup and I’m more mature now.”

The Liverpool midfielder has been part of the Argentina squad for seven years now, and will lead the side at the World Cup in South Africa.


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