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Mascherano: 'I never imagined this - to be playing as a centre half just a year after coming here, a Champions League final, a Cup final...'

Mascherano: 'I try to combine commitment and concentration'

Mascherano: 'I never imagined this - to be playing as a centre half just a year after coming here, a Champions League final, a Cup final...'

Mascherano: 'Looking at how Guardiola has used me, he seems to prefer me at centre half, rather than in the middle. Maybe that’s down to the injuries we’ve had at the back. I just try and do my best - I know I have a few problems-it’s not my natural position, I’m not that tall, but I try and overcome that by trying to combine commitment and concentration. Opportunities are there to be grasped and taken advantage of'

Mascherano: 'Drawing 0-0 against Sevilla is a strange feeling – disappointment at not getting the three points, but satisfaction at knowing we did everything right. We played as we always do –attacking for almost the whole game. It might have seemed easy to win the league last year if you were looking from the outside, but it certainly wasn’t and the other players have told me that the previous titles were just as hard to win'

Mascherano: 'Messi is sad about not winning, but he’s okay with things. The most important thing is that you can finish the game and look your teammates square in the face without regrets. If you take the penalties, it’s you who’ll miss them – for the rest of us it’s impossible'

- Signing Mascherano is one of the best decisions FC Barcelona have taken in recent history. Having a player of his calibre, charisma and commitment can only be understood as a total success.

I have to say I agree with Guardiola: Muscle Masche is better in defense than in midfield, he's better suited to the Barça formation there.

As for Messi missing that penalty, I'm not fussed: He'll survive, Cule fans will make sure he feels their support to lift him back up.

JAVIER MASCHERANO: ARGENTINIAN MUSCLE FOR THE PEP TEAM!!!!