Javier Mascherano was received as a hero in his hometown, San Lorenzo, and was decorated for his great work in the World Cup in Brazil. There he spoke to reporters and backed Lionel Messi and Alejandro Sabella.
“Alejandro gave me the desire to play for national team and made me feel important . That I appreciate for life. His foundations and convictions convinced me”
And on Messi: “The criticisms are unfair. Lionel brought us this far. Without Leo we wouldn’t have played the final of the world cup. Messi represents a lot to this group”