Benitez Saved My Career – Mascherano

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Javier Mascherano, who is the Barcelona defender, has expressed his gratitude to Real Madrid coach, Rafael Benitez. 

The Argentinian player was signed by Benitez in 2007 from West Ham. He was the Liverpool player from 2007 till 2010.

Mascherano stresses that he will always be grateful to Benitez.

Mascherano said:  “He’s a great man, and a diligent and excellent coach. I’ll always be grateful to him for having rescued me from the big black hole I was stuck in. At West Ham, I was hardly given any playing time. It was the first time I’d played in Europe and then Rafa came to Liverpool and took me there. People didn’t understand it, with them already having players like Xabi Alonso, Mohamed Sissoko and Steven Gerrard in midfield.”


Mascherano joined Barcelona in 2010. He has played 139 games for Liverpool and 249 for Barcelona.

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