The Argentina international is adamant that the Blaugrana are still a force to be reckoned with, and admitted he's not first choice in defence
Many claimed that the Catalans were at the end of a cycle after missing out on the Liga title last term and with Guardiola departing, but Mascherano feels they've already shown that they're still a force to be reckoned with.
"There were people who expressed doubts at the start of the season that we were beginning a new cycle, but we have demonstrated that we are still the same," Mascherano stated to Barca TV.
"This is a team which is full of life and we are determined to carry on doing what we have been doing over the last few seasons."
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"I’m not the first choice centre-back. I am here so that when something happens, I can go out and do a job."
Mascherano has made 10 official appearances for Barca this season.