Tim Cahill 1.78m tall (5 ft 8inches)
Michael Owen 1.73m tall (5ft 6&3/4inches)
Gianfranco Zola 1.68m tall (5ft 5 inches)
Juninho 1.68m tall (5ft 5inches)
What do all these player have in common…? They were all short and good in the air against much larger defenders could name a few more…And yes they sometime out jumped them with the aid of a run up, but they also did it from a standing jump…
Mascherano is 1.74m tall (5ft 7inches)
But rather than hurling insult about and saying that other contributors are clueless maybe some people should ask themselves why Barcelona, with all their money, and the reputation of being a top club and a top destination for players all around the world, why they stuck with, and persevered Javier Mascherano all those years at CB, when they could afford nearly any player they wish, and that those same players queuing up around the block for a chance to wear the Barcelona strip
As stated before he would for me have to be a part of bringing in new centre backs...
Not a single one of those players was good in the air from a standing jump.
They were opportunistic predators who happened to have the knack of nipping in front of a defender, and finding space in the box.
You didn't even know Masch played at CB for Barca all those years, but now you're trying to give it billy big bollocks having looked up short arse players and Masch on wiki.
It really is hilarious.
Look, if you don't know something, just say so; plenty of people who know football will be glad to help, but this constantly trying to be "controversial" and making silly claims about players just shows your lack of knowledge.
Or maybe you just like trolling and trying to get a rise.
Have you actually seen Barca play?
Have you seen how hard they work to avoid giving away corners and set pieces?
Have you seen how well they keep the ball high up the field?
Masch plays CB because of his pace, and ability to cut out a pass, not because he's "good in the air", because he isn't.
It's that simple.