The former Liverpool man will be key if the Albiceleste are to shine in
He told Radio 9 de
The 28-year-old also spoke of his changing role at Barca, where he plays mainly as a centre-back rather than a holding midfielder, and his belief that his compatriot
"Today in Barcelona I want to continue playing as a central defender, it is where I feel more comfortable and capable of performing," he said.
"I played all year as a defender but I am not going to regret that when the time comes to play as a number five for
"(Pep) Guardiola has been a coach that has left a big impact on my career. He has a lot of similarities to Bielsa and obviously Marcelo is capable of managing Barcelona."
Rafael Benitez quietly slipped out of Chelsea as the UEFA Europa League winner ended its season with a 5-3 friendly loss to Manchester City at Yankee Stadium.