Stick to the day job! Barcelona midfielder Mascherano no match for NFL star Gronkowski

ShareClose Comments
The New England Patriots tight end, who is in Spain taking in a spot of football during his offseason, has shown up the Argentine's catching ability

Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano is pretty useful with his feet, but less so when tasked with plucking an object out of the air with his hands.

The Argentine clearly made the right call in taking up an outfield post in his younger years, rather than trying his luck as a goalkeeper.

Gronk swaps Patriots for Barca

Mascherano saw his catching ability, or lack of, shown up during a recent meeting with NFL star Rob Gronkowski at the Barca training ground.

The New England Patriots tight end is in Spain taking in a spot of European football during his offseason.

He was in attendance to see Barca crush Sporting Gijon 6-1 at Camp Nou, before deciding to test Mascherano’s wide receiving skills.


Making some passes with the Big @gronk!!!! @patriots @nfl

Article continues below

A post shared by Javier Mascherano (@mascherano14) on

Fortunately for Gronkowski, those he surrounds himself with at the Gillette Stadium are considerably more comfortable dealing with an oval ball than Mascherano.

He saw injury prevent him from playing a part in the Patriots’ most recent Super Bowl success, but the 27-year-old should be raring to go in 2017-18.

Next article:
Salah is fully recovered and full of joy – Klopp
Next article:
'He wanted to take my whole team' - Napoli president slams Sarri after Chelsea switch
Next article:
PSG's Tuchel to be patient with World Cup stars Neymar, Mbappe & Cavani
Next article:
'Motivated' Sanches just needs time at Bayern - Kovac
Next article:
USMNT star Weah excited by future after opening PSG goal account

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Show more Accept