Those of us fit need to keep going, says defender Mascherano.
MADRID: Barcelona could move four points clear of Real Madrid on Saturday when the injury-ravaged European champions travel to Sevilla.
The blow of losing Lionel Messi for two months was intensified as Andres Iniesta hobbled off during Barca’s 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen in midweek and is also set for a month on the sidelines.
“It is not just 11 or 12 players that win competitions, there are reserves behind and now some of those that wouldn’t have had so many minutes will get their chance,” said Argentine defender Javier Mascherano.
“Those of us that are fit need to keep going and know that whilst we win games there is less time left until those important players return.”
Elsewhere, former Manchester United boss David Moyes’s position as Real Sociedad boss will come under more scrutiny should the Basques fail to secure just their second win of the campaign at a Malaga side that has yet to score a goal this season.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 3rd, 2015.
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