FC Barcelona wants to win the Super Cup ,that’s according to defender Javier Mascherano who said his team is ready to clinch the domestic Spanish Cup. The Argentine veteran footballer said this on the Barcelona website yesterday. The Spanish giants beat Sevilla 2-0 on Sunday thanks to goalscorers Luis Suarez and Munir. Mascherano also mentioned that the team has gained more confidence since beating Sevilla. Expressing that the team is working hard to improve more in preparation to the upcoming La Liga season.
Speaking on Lionel Messi’s return to the Argentine national team he said : “For all Argentinians, it is great news that he will return. It leaves us calm and very happy. He is our captain and our best player, he is our leader. I am sure that he has plenty more to give us Argentinians. Hopefully he will help us qualify for the next World Cup.”
Despite the absence of Neymar who is participating in the Rio Olympics for the Brazilian Under 23 side, Barcelona managed to beat Sevilla at home to give themselves a chance to win the domestic cup.The second clash will take place on Wednesday at 11:pm .The club’s coach said on the press conference that his team will start the match on the frontfoot. It was when the manager was asked about his game plan when he mentioned the team’s plan to attack from the start despite the fact that the club has a two goal advantage against Sevilla.
“The goal is to win the game and to be superior to Sevilla in the way we play our football. We know that the tie can be reopened. It is for this reason that we want to strike first.”
“The first leg (of the Spanish Super Cup) left me with good sensations. I do not remember a clear opportunity for our opponents. We defended at a very high level.” said Enrique .