Javier Mascherano on Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María and Emiliano Martínez at Olympics


Javier Mascherano spoke about Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María and Emiliano Martínez being at the Olympics.

Mascherano will be able to count on three overage players for the 2024 Olympics in Paris and he has commented on a few of them. Speaking in an interview with TyC Sports, the Argentina Olympic coach spoke about Lionel Messi possibly being at the Olympics later this year. Here is what he had to say:

“I spoke with Leo, we invited him to accompany us at the Olympic games and we both agreed to speak again.”

The two time Olympic gold medalist was part of the 2008 team which won gold and he won it with Lionel Messi and Ángel Di María. When asked about Ángel Di María possibly joining the team, here is what he had to say:

“I also spoke to Ángel, he thanked me but he told me that he wants to let another kid have that experience.”

He also commented on Emiliano Martínez:

“Dibu is among the three best goalkeepers in the world, if not the best. How can we not take into account his desire to be at the Olympics?”