MISSED THE MANAGER

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said that the club has missed the presence of manager Tito Vilanova, who has missed large chunks of the season in order to undergo treatment for his cancer. The 44-year-old was recently diagnosed with cancer, and he spent several months in New York getting treatment for the problem. This period also coincided with one of the worst run of forms for Barcelona in recent years. The team were almost eliminated from the Champions League by Italian club AC Milan. Fabregas, who was brought to the club by former manager Guardiola, has revealed that the absence of Vilanova has had a major impact at the club.

Now that he has returned to the bench, Fabregas expects the results to improve substantially. Barcelona suffered a run of three defeats in just four matches a few months ago. This almost derailed the campaign for the four-time European cup winners. Vilanova managed to mastermind a 2-2 draw with Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final match against French club PSG. Fabregas also revealed that he has managed to get the coveted jersey of David Beckham.

Carlo Ancelotti surprised everyone by starting the 37-year-old David Beckham ahead of several young players. Beckham played in a defensive midfield position.

“It means a lot to us, we’ve missed him a lot. He’s the boss and is a big part of this project and this team. Now that he’s back we want to do things for him because we know that he’s suffered,” said Fabregas. The midfielder has been largely in and out of the team since his arrival at the Spanish club. He has spoken of his frustration at not being able to start against a regular basis. However, he is also aware of the fact that getting games at Barcelona is extremely tough due to the competition.

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The Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas matured into one of the best midfielders in the world during his spell at Arsenal. The eight seasons spent at the Premier league club also transformed him into a £ 35 million footballer after his return to Barcelona.

However, the midfielder is of the opinion that his spell with the Premier league club has actually led to the Barcelona fans demanding more from him. The 25-year-old left Barcelona when he was just 16. Fabregas thinks that his relationship with the Barcelona fans has turned frosty of late after being initially received warmly following his transfer. Read more »

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CESC HAPPY

After joining the Spanish club Barcelona more than 18 months ago, Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he is extremely happy at the Catalan club. Even though he has spoken in the past about his love for Arsenal, the Spaniard has all but ruled out the possibility of returning to Arsenal. Fabregas became one of the best midfielders in the world when he was an Arsenal player. He was transferred to Barcelona in a deal worth around £ 35 million. Fabregas has said that now that he has arrived at Barcelona, he would not like to leave the club ever.

He has stated that he would be extremely happy if his career finished at Barcelona. Fabregas is viewed as the long-term replacement for the veteran Xavi, who is coming to the end of his career. After failing to settle with the team in his first season back at the club, Fabregas has been one of the important players under the management of Tito Vilanova. He has been largely utilised as a second striker in many of the matches. He has managed to repay the faith of Vilanova by scoring six goals in just 20 appearances for the club this season. He has been one of the vital reasons for their domination in the league this season.

“Now I have returned and I want to stay, if I can and if I deserve to, forever. For me, to win the Champions League with Barca would be the best dream I could have as a football player. Our game against AC Milan is the most important of the season and although people say that Milan are not the same as in previous seasons it will still be a great challenge in a difficult stadium,” said the 25-year-old ahead of the Champions League match with AC Milan.

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