Former Captain of Arsenal Football Club, Cesc Fabregas came out recently to recount the suffering he underwent while still playing for the North London club. According to the superb midfielder, he sometimes feels lonely while at the club.
He recounted how he would cry whenever the club loses a football match while some other members of the team would joke around on the team bus and discuss nights out plans after defeats.
He left Arsenal while the club was at its lowest, struggling to make top 4 in the English Premier League and finding it impossible to win any substantial medal. When he left the club, the media in England and football enthusiasts across the world believed that he had to leave the club to seek for an opportunity to win a medal elsewhere.
However, the Spanish International told Arsenal podcast “Arseblog” recently that when he was with the Gunners only two players were on his level, that is, Robin van Persie and Samir Nasri, because the club failed to sign superstar footballers to fill in the gaps in the club.
This he said put so much pressure on him as the captain of the club then. He noted how he gave everything in order to lead the club to win prestigious medals but all to no avail except FA Cup and community Sheets.
The pressure on Cesc Fabregas
The Spaniard said: “I was the captain, I always felt so much pressure on myself. I gave everything. Sometimes, I used to go home after we lost and I used to cry.
“I used to suffer, I used to spend sleepless nights suffering.
“And then you lose a game, you’re in the bus like this, destroyed, and then you hear some players laughing, thinking about where they will be going out later.”
After his time in Barcelona, it was reported that Cesc Fabregas attempted to stage a return to Arsenal but the club failed to sign him. He had to join the club’s next-door neighbour, Chelsea Football Club where he won the English Premier League twice, a feat he wasn’t able to achieve during his time at Arsenal.
The 32-year-old football star who was part of the World Cup-winning Spanish National team in 2010, is currently playing for AS Monaco in France, a club he joined on 11 January 2019. His contract with the club will last until mid-2022.