Macherano Sad To Leave West Ham
Javier Mascherano was surprisingly gallant on his leaving of West Ham today,
"I am sad that it didn't work for me at West Ham. I came with great hope and I don't know why they didn't pick me. Every day I was there, training hard, just in case. I didn't complain, but I accepted that I was not in the plans of Alan Pardew or Alan Curbishley.
My time at West Ham wasn't what it was meant to be, I was excited to be joining the club. They haven't won much and I wanted to help to change that - and I feel bad that I couldn't.
Today I went and said goodbye and the players wished me good luck. I have to take a positive from this; I have never been at a club where I was not wanted in the team, where I wasn't an important player. It is an experience I would not wish to repeat."
So even Mascherano doesn't know why the two Alans refused to pick him. Surely someone knows.