Cesc Fabregas was one of the best players at Barcelona during his time. The Spaniard was a fan favorite at the club and there was no one denying his quality on the pitch. He was one of the first names on the team for any coach at the club. His partnership with Messi was sublime and helped Barcelona to get a record number of points. But the untouchables of Barcelona had too much talent for any player coming from outside. Fabregas came from Arsenal and quickly settled in well. However, he was never ahead of Xavi, Iniesta, and Busquets in the pecking order.
The Spaniard was asked about his former club and teammates in a recent interview and said only good things.
“I’m not surprised that Xavi is the coach of Barça. His name is already enough credit to manage a team like Barcelona. We’ll see about the Champions League. Now they have a team with a high level and very competitive. I don’t know if Messi will return. It could be an option if Barça are open to it. It would be a beautiful and happy ending for the club and for every fan.”
Cesc also talked about Marcos Alonso joining Barcelona. The Spaniard said:
“Marcos Alonso is a great free-kick taker. If he is given opportunities, the Camp Nou will see a lot of free-kick goals, no doubt.”
The former La Masia star also spoke about Gerard Pique’s reduced game-time situation at Barcelona this summer, saying:
“It’s very hard to be benched. It never goes down well. It must be difficult for Pique to train the day after a game while the other players are doing recovery work.”
XAVI: The perfect coach for Barcelona?
The one name ringing around at the Camp Nou is none other than the coach Xavi. He has completely transformed the way Barcelona were playing for the past few years. Though Barcelona does a lot of off-the-ball work, work on the ball is as important. He finished 2nd with a side that could not even make it into the UCL last season. With the new signings now, Barcelona are looking for massive favorites for all major titles.
Xavi has always believed in the Cruyff philosophy. But football is getting more and more physical every day. Barcelona must also evolve but keeping in mind their style of play. Fabregas also commended the work Xavi has done at Barcelona. The Como man does admit that it would be a dream to coach Barcelona.
“I can’t deny that it would be a dream to coach Barça one day. Time will tell. Right now all I want to do is prepare myself well to become a coach. I have notebooks with notes about the things I liked and didn’t like about the different coaches I’ve had. To keep it in mind for the future.”
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