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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has said that midfielder Cesc Fabregas enjoy more freedom when he was at Arsenal. Fabregas made the £ 35 million switch to the Camp Nou almost 2 years ago. He was primarily a midfielder at Arsenal, but he has played as a striker at Barcelona on numerous occasions. He has also been regarded as a false number nine by the Barcelona managers. It has been effective on some occasions, but there have also been times when the experiment has failed. When he was at Arsenal, Fabregas dominated the midfield by creating and scoring goals.
Pique believes that Fabregas is at his best when he is playing in the midfield Premier league team because it allows more freedom for the players. He has been restricted on several occasions due to the passing style of football adopted by Barcelona. The 25-year-old midfielder scored a hat-trick against Mallorca during the weekend, which helped him take his total tally for the season to 12 goals. This remains some way off the 19 goals be achieved when he was an Arsenal player back in the 2009-10 season.
It is even more impressive considering that he played in the midfield for Arsenal during that season. Fabregas is expected to be dropped for the Champions League semi-final match against Bayern Munich.
“In England you have more time on the ball; midfielders, especially those who move between the lines, have more space. There is more freedom to move around, and it is enjoyable as a midfielder. But I can see how going back to a positional game can be difficult if you have had the freedom to play according to your intuition instead of a collective order. I can see how Cesc would like to have more freedom as he used to have at Arsenal,” said Pique.
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The Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has surprisingly praised the Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil. The German midfielder is regarded as one of the best in the Spanish league at the moment. Despite Real Madrid struggling this season, Ozil have been one of the best players in the league. He has been able to hold first-team spot despite challenge from the summer signing Luka Modric. Ozil has made 21 appearances in all competitions for Real Madrid this season. He has scored four goals in these matches. Even though Fabregas has made less appearances than Ozil, the former Arsenal man has been able to score more goals for Barcelona due to his higher position up the field.
Fabregas has said that he is an admirer of Ozil and he would one day like to play alongside the German midfielder. He has said that one of the reasons for this admiration is the fact that Ozil place in a similar manner to what he used to do at Arsenal. Fabregas had a free role during his final few years at Arsenal. He was extremely effective in this role at not only creating chances, but also scoring goals as well. He is trying to find a similar role at Barcelona under the management of Tito Vilanova.
“I admire him (Ozil) a lot. I can relate to him because he plays in that roaming attacking midfield role that I played in at Arsenal and I think we would play well together. I can relate to him, we’re very similar,” said the Barcelona midfielder about the Real Madrid midfielder Ozil. However, there have been very few transfers between the two clubs in the history. This coupled with the fact that Fabregas has made his desire of staying at Barcelona forever makes it difficult to see them united in one team.
The Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he is extremely impressed by the class of Barcelona in recent weeks. The club have been an excellent run of form in the first half of the season, but they have been even better since the winter break. As a result, they proudly sit top of the la Liga table 18 points ahead of their arch rivals Real Madrid, while they are yet to lose a match in the domestic league. After starting the season on the bench, Fabregas has found lot of first-team opportunities in recent weeks and he has played a starring role for the team.
Fabregas has said that usually a winter break works against the team because it spoils the rhythm of the team, but he is extremely happy to know that