Barcelona’s overshadowed star Cesc Fabregas is frustrated with his role at the club
The former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas is frustrated with his role at Nou Camp. The Spain international believes he could do more to help Barcelona record more success. An irritated Cesc Fabregas voiced his concerns in an interview to Radio Marca on Wednesday.
The coveted midfielder believes he has proven his worth to Barcelona in spite of which he still hasn’t been granted a spot in the first team. The 25-year-old was upset over being benched in the 63rd minute against Valencia last week. In the other two games of the season Cesc Fabregas was brought on field as a mere last minute substitute.
Cesc Fabregas wants Barcelona’s new manager Tito Vilanova to grant him more time on field. However, Tito Vilanova’s hands are tied. Cesc Fabregas is merely being overshadowed by the long list of talented players at Nou Camp.
“There’s no such thing as a great substitute in the world of football,” Cesc Fabregas said in an interview to Radio Marca. “I couldn’t tell you what makes a great substitute.
“I always wish my team-mates well and put a happy face on. If I have to take my unhappy face home then so be it, but I would never let my team-mates or manager see it.
“Everybody likes to play every minute of the season. I’ve always said that I play for the best team in the world, but I came here to compete, to learn and enjoy, not to sit wracking my brains.
“The manager knows what I can offer. But across the three positions that I can play, I am competing with the three best players in the world.
“I’m delighted to be a part of this team but when a coach tells me I have to go, I’ll go.
“But I will not make it easy for him to do so, by any means. I will keep going, looking forward to the time that things change. I came here to see out my career.”
Cesc Fabregas has also advised Barcelona’s administration against shifting the club’s stadium from Nou Camp. Cesc Fabregas, who went through the Highbury-transition, understands the hazards of migration.
“Camp Nou is a beast of a stadium,” Cesc Fabregas was quoted by Diari ARA. “I wouldn't want the same thing to happen as with Arsenal. The Emirates is not Highbury.
“Highbury was very tiny, but it had its charm. Emirates is a great stadium, modern, but it's not Highbury.”