Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has come across as uncharacteristically snappy in an interview in the Daily Express, where he has complained about the pressure to perform at Barcelona.
The Spaniard enjoyed eight successful years with the Gunners before returning to his hometown club, but has not found himself the most popular player since his return.
The 25-year-old has hinted that they perhaps expect more from him because of the large fee that was paid to bring him back to the club he left as a youngster, but feels the expectation is unfair.
He is quoted as saying:
“I left and they paid £30 million for me. Every bad game I have wipes out 10 good performances. I graft at this club more than anyone, I’ll fight to the end.”
It doesn’t say where they got these quotes from, but it certainly seems unlike Cesc to be so harsh on supporters. Still, it is understandable that he’s found returning to his boyhood club something of an anti-climax, as he seems to have missed out on the team’s best form of a few years ago. It’s unfair of the fans as well though, as they were such a driving force for the club to make this popular signing – now that they’ve got him they should support him so he can find his confidence and best form.
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