Speaking in an interview with Canal Football Club which aired last night, Spanish central midfielder Cesc Fabregas spoke about how his style of play is contending with Ligue 1 life.
“Here, a lot of the games are bing bong bing bong. But sometimes you need to calm things down, make 10 passes in a row. I feel like here that people don’t like it when you start to make two or three passes. I have always liked to take risks on the pitch. Here, people don’t like that. They tell me: “Don’t take any risks, pass to the sides!” For me that is difficult because I like to make passes through the lines, play in midfield, one-twos, change direction. I will never abandon my values, to send a long ball or something like that. Sometimes people say: “Yes, to kick it out.” I say sorry I will never do that. I know what I am capable of in football. People can reproach me for not being physical enough, like I was when I was 25, that is for sure. I am aware that I started at a very young age, at 32 I have played 800 matches, which is crazy.”