Javier trains by himself. He is careful with his diet: he hates gaining weight for the fear of playing poorly. He can eat lettuce for days to stay in shape.
— Fernanda describes Mascherano on days when he doesn’t have training
He trains a lot, and he is very conscious and demanding to himself, but not to others. To his daughters and me, he is not.
— On Mascherano by Mascherano’s wife