Saturday, 13 June 2009

Mascherano is the best midfielder Argentina has produced in 40 years says coach Solari

“Former Argentina international Jorge Solari has heaped glowing praise on Javier Mascherano, describing the Liverpool man as the one of best midfielders his country has produced in the last four decades” reports the Mail. Solari, founded the Renato Cesarini football club and academy where Mascherano started out, was speaking to Spanish radio station RAC-1. “Solari even rates Mascherano as a better all-round midfielder than ex-Real Madrid and AC Milan star Fernando Redondo, who Solari coached while they were both at Tenerife in the early 1990s,” says the article.

"For me he (Mascherano) is the best central midfielder that has left Argentina in the last 30-40 years," said Solari. "Even better than Redondo. Javier covers a lot of ground, defends very well, especially one-on-ones, he attacks, he has good technique, he is intelligent and adapts to whatever the coach wants from him."

The article ties in the latest gossip surrounding Mascherano, suggesting the coaches comments are urging Barcelona to sign him.

1 comment:

  1. The Main (Stand) Man15 June 2009 at 10:54

    I rate the picture, looks like he's about to chow down on Kuyt's arm!!