Ernesto Spoke at the press conference ahead of his side's clash with Espanyol at the Camp Nou in the Copa del Rey on Thursday night.
Mascherano and Yerry Mina: "Mascherano was here for a very long time, but Yerry Mina hasn't even played a game. He has to help us, but we will see if he is on the list. He has to adapt but we have high expectations for him."
Piqué, the fourth captain: "It is one of the things that the players decide and I don't get involved in. Mascherano is a reference point for everything, on and off the field."
Squad: "Until the window closes, anything can happen but I'm happy with the team I have."
Favourites: "It's a recurring questions. The one they give the favourites tag to doesn't bother me. We are not winning and with a 0-0 draw we will be out. We have the disadvantage moreso than what we had with Celta, but it will be a very good game. I don't think it's harsh. In the return there was tension, but clean and without problems. It would annoy me the same if one team or another knocked us out."