January 9 As an Argentine football legend, Mascherano is now coaching Argentina U20,
In an interview with "Ole", he talked about Argentina winning the World Cup, Messi and other topics.
About Messi and Di Maria
As friends, it was a great joy to see Messi and Di Maria win the World Cup.
As former teammates, they set an example, not only Messi, but also Di Maria and some other players.
I have shared many moments with both of them, but most of them have been sad ones.
About Argentina winning the World Cup
Argentina won the World Cup makes me very happy.
Without a doubt, they set an example for all of us to persevere and stay resilient.
When you do things in the best possible way and with honesty, good results can take time, but they do come.
They are well-deserved champions.
About Argentina U20 will wear three stars embroidered on the jersey
I don’t play football anymore, so it’s not my fault (laughs).
However, for these children, this allows them to have more fantasies, but it also means great responsibility.
I think it has to give them a lot of energy in the tournament.
On the benefits of Argentina’s championship for the youth team
For these kids, they saw the best role models last November and December.
Argentina had a very good World Cup, a fantastic World Cup.
They’re completely above the rest of the team, that’s what we’ve seen and that’s what we have to hold on to.
Many times we feel disappointed in ourselves, or think that someone better is somewhere else, but that is not the case.
We also have very good players in Argentina, they were born here, they are young and until recently they played in our league, so this national team is the best example for the kids to try to get better every day.