"I came back to London because I try to be in the places I feel loved and happy"
Cesc Fàbregas came back to London this summer to play for Chelsea, one of the opponents of Arsenal, the club in which he debuted in the Premier League. This Monday El País published an interview to the former Barça player, where he talked about his comeback to England or about his relationship with Messi:
Coming back to England
- "I came back to London because I always try to be in places where I feel loved."
- "I'm not an Englishman. I'm Catalan."
- "It's not an obsession, but I'd like to win a Champions League. I hope to win everything in Chelsea, but without making it an obsession."
- "I wouldn't like a final versus Barça! It may happen and we would have to play, but if I could choose, I would like it!"
Life in Barcelona
- "The best year in my life was the first in La Masia. Everything was alright, the football was amazing, I didn't go to school in the afternoon... It was the first time I came out from my little town and I started living in the city with my mates. I felt like a professional..."
- "Thinks didn't go well in the first team regarding appreciation, but I'm proud of what I did. I won titles but I think my effort wasn't appreciated."
- "I miss my friends of Barcelona."
- "I'm no-one to convince Messi to come to Chelsea!"
- "Messi has the power he deserves.".
- "Barcelona that have surprised over the last 20 years is thanks to Messi. Without him, we would have seen a great Barça, a great team, but not one of the best in the history. There's no-one else like Messi."
The new Barça
- "In fact I have not seen many matches this season. I saw them against At. Madrid. I think they can win La Liga and Champions League, as always."
The best coaches
- "I have had the best coaches [Wenger, Guardiola, Mourinho, Del Bosque]. I learnt things I will never forget. I don't know what will happen but I feel I will never leave football world."
- "Guardiola and Mourinho have something in common: they are winners and both hate to lose. They are more similar than it seems."