Chelsea star midfielder Cesc Fabregas has expressed his happiness at the Stamford Bridge after saying revealing his happiness in an interview with Spanish media El Pais.
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Chelsea star midfielder Cesc Fabregas has expressed his happiness at the Stamford Bridge after revealing his happiness in an interview with Spanish media El Pais.
The former Arsenal star joinedChelseain the summer from Barcelona and has been a top performer for the Blues. He is leading the assists chart in the Premier League with 15 assists.
Fabregas told in an interview with El Pais that he is loving his life under Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese boss was the manager of rival clubs when Fabregas was at Arsenal and Barcelona. During his starting years at Arsenal, Mourinho was managing Chelsea while when he was at Camp Nou for three years he met the boss as a Real Madrid manager. But now he is playing under him and is very pleased.
He told: “Three years ago I wouldn't have imagined working under Mourinho.”
"But in the end, life has many turns, and more so in football. We had a big rivalry with Mou (Mourinho), we were against him but I never hated him.”
Fabregas was always against Chelsea when he was at Arsenal as he said:
“Chelsea was the team that I wanted to beat the most, I also had a lot of spats with (John) Terry but in the end, we are people.”
Despite of those rivalries, the Spaniard decided to join the Blue side of London on a five year deal.
While he further added regarding his three years at Barcelona:
“At Barcelona, things didn't go as I had desired but I'm nevertheless proud of what I did," the 27-year-old said. "I won titles although I was not recognised.”
Fabregas compared Mourinho with his former boss Pep Guardiola:
“They are both winners, they both hate to lose. They are much more similar than people think.”
The 27-year-old admired the former Inter Milan boss by saying him the best coach in the world.
“I will always be grateful, for a young player he is the best coach in the world.”
Meanwhile, he also added regarding his link with Arsenal before joining Chelsea that the Gunner refused to take him back which opened the doors for him to join the other side of the London.
He further added: “It wants to dominate games, have more possession. From a football standpoint is similar to Arsenal.”
“I feel really valued and respected more than in Spain but it's normal, I spent eight years at Arsenal and now I have returned.”
In the end he also admired Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and said that he would like to coach after his retirement.
“I feel I will end up coaching one day.” Columnist: Stevan Jones