Posted on Monday, 22nd August 2011 by Iain Culverhouse
The 24-year-old Spaniard told The Sun:
‘The easiest thing would have been to stay at Arsenal.’
‘I’m the captain, playing every game. We are always in the Champions League, always fighting for titles. But I needed a special motivation to bring the best out of myself.’
Basically, Cesc grew bored and unfortunately this was affecting his performances.
I for one was sad to see Cesc leave and really wished it hadn’t had happened. However, after 2-3 years of Barcelona interest and tapping up, in all honesty, I was glad to see the saga had finally ended.
Fabregas admits that it may not have been the best time to join Barcelona, but wanted a new challenge:
‘Perhaps now might be the worst time to return to Barca because it’s going to be really tough to make the starting XI, but I needed a new challenge in my life.’
Indeed Fabregas is going to have to fight for his starting place at Barcelona, with Xavi, Andres Iniesta as well as youngster Thiago Alcantara all wanting a midfield starting role. However, Fabregas does have the quality to beat off his fellow midfield competitors to a first-team place at the Camp Nou. But, one thing is for sure, Fabregas has never been in so much doubt to claim a starting berth in his career.
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