Fabregas goes emotional playing against Barcelona - FCNaija

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 12/03/2018

Cesc Fabregas has expressed his feelings playing against his former club Barcelona and the midfielder is of the opinion that it is an ‘extra motivation’ for him in the Champions League.

Fabregas joined the Stamford Bridge outfit from Barcelona in the summer of 2014, he has won two Premier League titles in England and one Football League Cup with Chelsea.

Chelsea will travel to Spain to play Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 having played a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in the first leg.

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 “It will be good for me to play against friends as it is an extra motivation for winning,” “It is not the first time I have done this as I played against Barca with Arsenal and also against Arsenal with Chelsea, so I know the feeling.

“It’s always good to go up against your old club because it just motivates you more to show the level you are now at and what you are capable of.

“This will be a complicated match for us for sure, to go 90 minutes in the Camp Nou is a massive ask for any away team, but we are prepared and looking forward to the challenge.

“We must work together and take advantage of our opportunities, to play our game – I’ve trained tactically more at Chelsea more than anywhere else and you can see that on the pitch.

“We must start the match with a positive outlook because if we do not, then we will struggle,” Fabregas told an interview with Marca.