Educating Fabregas

I'm learning from the best, says Fabregas

Last Updated: 29/02/12 8:12am

In his exclusive interview with Revista, Cesc Fabregas revealed the pressure of playing with the best team in the world.

"I am very privileged to be part of this beautiful squad - there is no jealousy or bad understanding between the players. Everything is very healthy, clean, mature and professional. We are also very friendl"

Cesc Fabregas

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Fabregas started his career as a trainee with Barcelona but was signed by Arsenal in 2003 at the age of 16 where he soon established himself as their main playmaker and a firm favourite with the fans.

However after eight years with the club, he returned to Barcelona.

"I think that day was a very special day for me," said Fabregas on Revista.

"Straight away after the presentation I went to training and two days later I won the Super Cup and I made my debut against Real Madrid.

"Everything went so fast and I feel very privileged to have experienced what I have in the first seven months at Barcelona. Hopefully it will keep on going that way for a very long time.

"People did not believe I could play in this team, but why not? We have played and proved people wrong and it was a big challenge for me - it still is. I want to do my best and train like never before. I feel fit, happy and confident. Everything is going well.

"In the squad we are all good players. Obviously some players play more and some less - some players play everything like Lionel [Messi]," laughed Fabregas.

"But we are a team and we are all going in the same direction - I am very privileged to be part of this beautiful squad - there is no jealousy or bad understanding between the players. Everything is very healthy, clean, mature and professional. We are also very friendly - we all come from the same generation, we all played for Barcelona when we were little so we know how this club is."

Learning curve

Fabregas may have been there in his youth but he admits the style of play is completely different to what he was used to at Arsenal and admits that for him at Alexis Sanchez - who signed from Udinese - the learning curve is steep.

"For me and Alexis we come from a different style of play," explained Fabregas.

"At Arsenal and at Udinese most of the time we were getting the ball and doing the passing and had to score - they were demanding for us to do everything.

"To adapt to the system which is Barcelona - well everyone knows what they have to do in terms of having your own position and not moving from there. We have to keep the ball for maybe 100 passes before we attack and we are not used to this, we played two touches and then we attacked.

"But we have to keep on learning - from the manager because he is the best and from the players because they are the best."