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Barcelona star Mascherano: Alex Song loves being at West Ham

Ex-Hammer Javier Mascherano says midfielder Alex Song is enjoying his time at the club.

Former West Ham midfielder Javier Mascherano returned to Upton Park on Wednesday night, in an appearance far more low-key than teammate Carlos Tevez. 

The former Liverpool midfielder struggled to make an impact at the Hammers, but still relished a return with international side Argentina.

After the team's 2-1 win over Croatia, Mascherano revealed he has been in conversation with current West Ham midfielder, Alex Song, who is loan from his own club Barcelona.

The midfielder turned defender told how the Cameroonian international is enjoying life in East London.

He told West Ham's website: "Alex was back in Barcelona a few weeks ago and we talked about West Ham.

"I know he is playing very well here, he is enjoying it very much at West Ham and he said it is a good club.

"I am pleased that the club is doing very well at the moment, too."

And well he might, with the Hammers flying in the table, Song has been a key part of the team in recent weeks, helping them to wins over Liverpool and Manchester City.

He has made a far better start than the one Mascherano made at West Ham. During the opening 11 games of the season in 2006/07, the Argentine made four appearances only, completing 90 minutes once and being on the losing side each game.

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