The Telegraph
Wednesday , March 12 , 2014
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Haven’t lost our appetite: Mascherano

Barcelona: Barcelona have the same hunger that has brought them so much success in recent years, Javier Mascherano said on Tuesday ahead of the Champions League last-16 clash with Manchester City.

Mascherano feels that no one should doubt their winning mentality.

“We have shown over the past five or six years that we are hungry for trophies and we have continued to win them. So far this season we have won the Spanish Super Cup and we are still fighting in three competitions. We have not lost our appetite at all and will go all out to win the trophies,” the Argentine defender said.

“We now have an advantage but what we need to do is to make the most of that and continue to play our own style which is what we’ve shown over the years. We have faith in ourselves and need to be true to our style.

“City normally play in an attacking style and I expect them to go out with a lot of forwards now. I know (Sergio) Aguero, I would say he is one of the top five forwards in the world,” he added.

“If you give him space, he can destroy you. So we will try and make sure that he has as little space as possible. If you do that then you can make it uncomfortable even for even the best players.”