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The Argentina international Javier Mascherano, who is currently playing for Spanish giant FC Barcelona believes that only his countryman and FC Barcelona’s star Lionel Messi is bigger than the club Barcelona.
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In football, there is a saying that has been the precedent of the sport. No one player is bigger than the club he plays for, but according to the Argentina international and FC Barcelona’s centre back Javier Mascherano believes that the 29-year-old five times Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, his teammate for club and country, is bigger than the club they’ve known for years.
The Argentina ace and FC Barcelona’s hotshot Lionel Messi has become arguably the best player to ever play the sport only because of his work ethic and talent and till now he has scored more than 500 career goals which is not an easy task for every professional footballer in the World and Javier Mascherano has been fortunate enough to be with Messi for most of his journey through Barca or through the Argentine National Team. Mascherano, the Argentine defender/midfielder, explained why Messi is bigger than the club to the Barca club magazine.
As in a recent interview the 32-year-old Javier Mascherano said,
“He is indispensable,”
“Leo is a unique player. We are talking about the best player in history, in this sport and of this club. There have been very important players in the last few years at Barcelona. Players who will stay in the history of the club. I think it’s a big error to think that when you leave the club, the club will suffer. No, the club is bigger than any player, any other player, except for Leo. That’s the reality and you have to accept it.”