Mascherano insists Barcelona more than just Messi

Javier Mascherano insists Barcelona are no one-man team. Lionel Messi struck both goals as Barca defeated Levante on Saturday.

Javier Mascherano insists Barcelona are no one-man team.

Lionel Messi struck both goals as Barca defeated Levante on Saturday.

Mascherano praised his fellow countryman, but also pointed to the contribution of other team-mates: “We know that we have a player who usually gives us at least a one goal or the final pass for other players.

"Messi makes the difference and having the best player in the world in your team means you tend to depend a bit on him because he’s goal-hungry and it’s very possible that in any match he can be the deciding element. But you have to say that sometimes it’s the goals of Cesc, Xavi, Alexis or Iniesta that have kept us alive”.

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