HOME CONTACT US| RSS
      
Transfers

SPAIN/ BARCELONA, Fabregas: "I have to do what the coach asks me"

13.09.2012 22.18 by TM W  read 1287
Source: mirror.co.uk
© foto di Daniele Buffa/Image Sport

Cesc Fabregas has responded to transfer talk claiming he could leave Barcelona on loan in January by stressing that he is happy at the club - even if he's having to curb his attacking instincts.

At Arsenal and then at the start of his second spell with Barcelona, Fabregas was established as a regular goalscorer and a player who would be expected to make driving forward runs.

He even played as a striker for Spain in the early stages of Euro 2012.

But Fabregas' role is changing, and under new manager Tito Vilanova he has been asked to play in the holding position.

"I'm not a player who will score 30 goals in a season and fight for the 'Pichichi' (the prize that goes to the top scorer in Spain). Far from it," Fabregas said.

"I am a midfielder but it's true that in the past few seasons I've scored many goals, and when I play in advanced positions I try to do that.

"But when I play deeper I try to hold the position and work for others, get the team moving and if there is an opportunity to try to get a goal as well, but that's not what the boss is asking of me.

"I have to do what the coach asks me to and that isn't to score two goals every gam. I try to do my job and I'm very calm, very content and very happy to be here.

"What I want is to stay and play at Barca and work as hard as I can."

Fabregas sparked speculation over his future earlier in the month when he hinted it was frustrating to be a substitute after he sat on the bench throughout a Spanish Super Cup defeat by Real Madrid.

The 25-year-old has not completed a full match for Barcelona this season but said in an interview today with club television station Barca TV: "I believe I have adapted well to the dressing room and to the club in general and the truth is I'm very happy and working hard.

"Last season was very positive for me and I'm trying every day to play as well as I can because everyone is happy with me."

Other news Transfers
Other news
Highlight

STOKE CITY, Hughes: "No bids came in for BOJAN"

Asked about Spanish-Serbian winger/half-forward Bojan Krkic's (26) future, Stoke City manager, Mark Hughes, stated: “We saw something in the press suggesting that Bojan would like to leave, but he hasn't said that to me. He is a player of ours, he is in th

OFFICIAL - JUVENTUS loan KASTANOS to Pescara

Currently on a youth contract with Juventus, Cypriot international attacking midfielder Grigoris Kastanos has officially joined Pescara on a half
 

MALAGA about to sign Luis HERNANDEZ from Leicester

After having signed him last summer, from Sporting Gijón, Leicester City are now about to dismiss Spanish right-back Luis Hernandez (27).
 

STOKE CITY, Hughes: "No bids came in for BOJAN"

Asked about Spanish-Serbian winger/half-forward Bojan Krkic's (26) future, Stoke City manager, Mark Hughes, stated: “We saw someth
 

OFFICIAL - AS MONACO sign Belgian-Italian talent ANTONUCCI

AS Monaco announced having signed Belgian-Italian attacking midfielder/winger Francesco Antonucci (17), on a deal lasting until June 2019. C
 

OFFICIAL - SCHALKE 04 sign Idrissa TOURE from Leipzig

Schalke 04 announced having signed German Under-19 international midfielder Idrissa Touré (18), on a year and a half deal. Guinean-descented pl
 
   Editore: TC&C srl web content publisher since 1994 Partita IVA 01488100510