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Javier Mascherano: “River fans will hate me for the rest of their lives and they are right”

Javier Mascherano: “River fans will hate me for the rest of their lives and they are right”
Javier Mascherano: “River fans will hate me for the rest of their lives and they are right”

The coach of the Argentine Under-23 team admitted in an interview that he made the mistake of not greeting River fans in the 2015 Club World Cup final. “There is no turning back,” he acknowledged.

Javier Mascherano He spoke from the heart in an interview with Juan Pablo Varsky and, among the highlights, he acknowledged that “there is no way back” in his bad relationship with the fans of Riverthe club where he emerged as a footballer.

Although almost 10 years have passed, Mascherano The open wound of the famous and controversial snub that he had for the more than 20 thousand fans of River who were at the Yokohama stadium in Japan watching the final of Club World Cup before him Barcelona.

For example, the own Lionel Messiwhich has nothing to do with Riverraised his hand in a gesture of apology after the goal he scored against the “Millonario”. Meanwhile, Mascheranowho came up through the club’s youth system, did not even make the slightest greeting. To this day, he is still being blamed for this: “They will hate me for the rest of their lives and they are right”said.

“It was a mistake not to have greeted the River fans in 2015. I was a person who, for a large part of my career, demanded too much of myself. I was too responsible with things and that caused me a lot of harm.”he reflected Mascherano in ‘Clank!’.

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And he remembered: “I had experienced an episode with River in 2006. I played with Corinthians, against them, here and in the round of 16 of the Libertadores. The people gave me an incredible ovation and the match was beyond me. In fact, Gallardo made me get kicked out.”

Years later, he again overwhelmed her. “I’m playing again in 2015. I wanted to abstract myself from everything and the truth is that sometimes one makes stupid mistakes, one makes mistakes. And I was wrong. I am very clear that there is no turning back. There are actions that cannot be turned back. That’s it.”.

“I accepted it. There is no turning back with the people of River. The people of River will hate me for the rest of their lives, and they are right. I disrespected them.”the former footballer acknowledged with great self-criticism.

It should be noted that despite this situation, later River with the president Rodolfo D’Onofrio at the head he tried to repatriate Mascheranobut the player rejected the offer. Years later he returned to the Argentina to play in Students from La Plata and retire as a professional footballer.

Source: Ambito

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