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Jun

Preparations at Spain are much different, says Fabregas


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Want-away Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed that Spain’s pre-match preparations are much different than those he has experienced whilst at the Emirates.

The 23-year old, who still has hopes of joining Barcelona this summer, admitted that the differences between club and international life are vast when it comes to preparing for their games.

Speaking to the BBC, Fabregas said:

“Here they give us much more information than they do at Arsenal, definitely.”

“At Arsenal we don’t really look at anything from the other team, we look for ourselves and that’s it.

“Here, maybe two three days before the game, we start looking at some videos, we know more or less the starting eleven that is going to play … we know nearly everything about them.

“You just have to have your group of friends here, you play cards, you play Playstation, you have fun. We train morning, afternoon, go to sleep early … you don’t have much time to think about it really.”

Catalan giants Barcelona are refusing to give up on their bid to sign the Arsenal midfielder even after having a £30million bid turned down and Spaniard telling Gunners boss Wenger he wanted to leave.

Spain lost their first World Cup group match 1-0 earlier this evening. Fabregas didn’t manage to get off the bench with Switzerland’s Gelson Fernandes netting the game’s only goal in the 52nd minute.


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REDgoon
5 years 7 months ago

Personally I’m not even bothered by this. I just want him to go so we have money to invest in the team. Nasri can play in his position. I just believe the kid has been overlooked so much since le boss is all googly-eyed over Fabregas.

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oskar
5 years 7 months ago

Look where that got you against Switzerland. Not that you even got off the bench

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UpUrArse
5 years 7 months ago

Coz that preparation set you in such good stead against the mighty Swiss.

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Gooner
5 years 7 months ago

you dont have to critisize the team, if u really want to leave then leave … but for the right price :)

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oliver
5 years 7 months ago

Come on Chris – are you really falling for that crap? Cesc did not take a dig – he compared how the two sides conduct their pre-match preparations. Stating that Spain do more things than Arsenal hardly counts as “taking a dig”! Must we do the tabloids jobs for them?

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Pat Digna
5 years 7 months ago

If this is true then the writing is on the wall, glad to observe the alternative methods are so much more effective. Hero to zero in a heartbeat !!

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fred
5 years 7 months ago

Gooner talk, you are deciding the context and meaning of a quote that probably has to do with publicising how well prepared spain are rather than how unprepared he feels Arsenal are. The context is very diffent as it wouldnt work very well in club football due to injuries, the limited build up between games and having to watch 60-70 videos of opposition teams in a season. The manager does that and then sets the teams accordingly. On another note, how much difference would it make apart from stifling players as they think too much about how the opposition play… Read more »

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damstar
5 years 7 months ago

fuck him….if he want to go we should let him go instead of talking shit like that about arsenal….the preparation that didnt give u nothing against the swiss….now i dont even wanna see him at the emirate anymore…fuck you csec ur a disgrace for real….go to barca and die on the bench…

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Alan
5 years 7 months ago

Don’t turn on Cesc, it’s not his fault that he’s lost faith in Wenger, the Club and their lies.

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superfly
5 years 7 months ago

Hows this a dig…i watched the interview on the bbc and they asked him the difference between wengers preps and spains. Even wenger has stated this and other players including adams, veira and dixon. He never said it was bad. Wengers discussed the merits of his approach in earlier interviews.
Gooner chris please dont do what the tabloids do and make a mountain out of a mole hill!

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Smudger
5 years 7 months ago

That’s not a dig at Arsenal’s preparation really. It’s purely a contrast in coaching style – Wenger likes to push home the point that if the players concentrate on their own game and play to the best of their abilities, they will beat the opposition. It’s up to the coaching staff at Arsenal to look at positives and weaknesses of the opposition and then set up the Arsenal team accordingly. And as already pointed out, watching all those videos on Switzerland didn’t do the Spanish too many favours this afternoon. PS. Anyone that wants Cesc to leave or think he… Read more »

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superfly
5 years 7 months ago

@Gooner chris HE WAS ASKED TO COMPARE….the interviewer said how does preparation differ from wengers approach!!!!!!!

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samir
5 years 7 months ago

It isn’t a dig, he was asked to compare.

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fred
5 years 7 months ago

Nice to see others thinking the same as me. Chris if you dont believe it is a dig at Arsenal then why did you publish it in this manner?

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Highbury4L
5 years 7 months ago

@Gooner Chris: I agree, the words you can use in the article can make you read this as if it was being said with harsh context. but if you read it light heartedly, it soudns different, not much to go on here. I dont see why fabregas would annoy arsenal so that he would leave, rather than actually tell everyone hes going.

keep your heads out the paper till its announced

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J@CK
5 years 7 months ago

At least you get on the field at Arsenal soppy bollocks.

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abc
5 years 7 months ago

show bbc link plz

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My Name Is Earl
5 years 7 months ago

the sooner we get rid of that clown n replace him with somebody who actually wants to be at the club, the better !!

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superfly
5 years 7 months ago

Even with the change of headlines its still inaccurate reporting! He didnt say Spain was better, he highlighted was there was a difference after he was asked to compare. For those who can I advice you to watch the BBC interview from 1.25 and you’ll clearly hear the reporter ask fabregras to compare!

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jim
5 years 7 months ago

Sigh.

I thought I had got away form all this nonsense when newsnow enabled blocking of all the silly tabloid stories.

Ill have to add Goonertalk to the blocked list. GC, youre writing has really gone down hill. This used to be one of the first sites I read. No longer.

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superfly
5 years 7 months ago

BBC link http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8740144.stm

Gooner chris i advice you to watch it again and think about changing your headline!

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Kanye14
5 years 7 months ago

Alexis Sanchez or TW14?? Alexis anyday 4 me…. El Capitan respects Arsenal, Wenger and the Fans too much to take a dig at the club!! Anyway i enjoyd watching xavi n th barca scum loose!!!

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Matlee
5 years 7 months ago

when i heard the interview i thought to myself, why don’t Arsenal do any preperation on the opposition? It seems strange that you wouldn’t. from Cesc’s point of view it appears to be that he does question Wengers tactics and i would have to agree. However it did not help Spain in their match against the Swiss team. maybe less time playing cards and playstations and more time on football tactics would be my advice to Cesc.

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Gooner4life&beyond
5 years 7 months ago

Yeah, it doesn’t seem like much of a criticism, but the prep does seem like a waste of time. Lol. I was so disappointed with that result.

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ChrisGreen
5 years 7 months ago

First time I’ve posted here……but seen a few posted on this topic around on the internet and thought I would voice my opinion somewhere, so why not here. I know that its the time of the season where us Gooners tend to be worrying about losing the stars we created and increasingly the lack of ready made talents to replace talents lost but, we shouldnt be trying to stir the pot ourselves as fans. I fail to see where Cesc has actually has a dig at the lack of preperation…..since when has doing things differently been bad. Arsene talks about… Read more »

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Passenal
5 years 7 months ago

I heard the interview too and this is a complete misrepresentation designed to make Cesc look bad. I can’t understand why an Arsenal supporter would want to do that. Cesc was asked how it differs and he responded he did not give a view as to which was preferable. Both approaches have their pros and cons, they are just different, one is no better than the other as today’s game showed.

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Alex
5 years 7 months ago

Let’s be honest, Wenger’s preparation is awful. How many times have we been caught out by the virtually unknown secret weapon that is Rory Delaps throw-ins ? How did Wenger’s “just believe in yourselves, lads” preparation help Senderos deal with Drogba, or the entire Arsenal defense deal with Rooney, Ronaldo, Park! Don’t be deluded, Wenger is tactically inept. He’s got a great scouting network and a decent eye for talent, but is tight fisted and racist (towards French and French speaking Africans). On top of that he seems to have incorporated the amusement park “minimum height” meter as his maximum… Read more »

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REDgoon
5 years 7 months ago

@jim: NO jim you’re the only idiot here for resorting to childish name calling.

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Kalix
5 years 7 months ago

Yes, but you should have prepared for Switzerland?

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superfly
5 years 7 months ago

@Gooner Chris:

Well done goonerchris you’ve restored much of your pride…resulting in me deleting an email of complaint that would of made its way to your inbox :-p

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Rick
5 years 7 months ago

Some of you should take a deep breath and relax … I dont see anything wrong in his words and do not feel bad about it …

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Matlee
5 years 7 months ago

if Chilli beat the Swiss and draw with Spain, then the Swiss beat Hondorous which is quite possible its goodbye Xavi and the rest of the Barca cretins. I think they miss Messi

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Phil
5 years 7 months ago

Cesc, after you got beat by a country big on clocks and hidden Nazi funds maybe you should consider your options more closely. Secondly ditch the playstation, I would never have you down as a console retard! Get a real PC gaming rig.

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harrison
5 years 7 months ago

i’m sorry but anyone slaggin of fabregas is a complete idiot hes never stated he wanted to leave your doing exactly the way barca want you to and playing fabregas into their hands. he is our captain he compared spain and arsenals training techniques is that a crime the lot of you asking for his and wengers head need to look at yourselfs

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Evo
5 years 7 months ago

Alex, sorry to say, but you are indeed a champion cunt. To say shit like Wenger is racist is just an absolute disgrace and I’m suprised the owner of this blog would allow such a comment. Wenger has had to be tight with spending the last few years, if u want a top class stadium like arsenal have, sacrifices would have to be made, which was why the whole youth policy was put into place. You are a blind bat who can’t see the miracles that man has produced for the club, the invincibles only broke up a few years… Read more »

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Evo
5 years 7 months ago

and another thing mr alex no brain cocksmith, about your little racist remark, you do know Wenger looks for QUALITY, rather than a manager like martin o’neill buying anything british that moves, maybe you’d prefer to finish where they did? If anyone is racist, it’s clearly you.

Were you complaining when we signed Vieira Anelka or Henry? Chelsea have just as much of an african/french contingent as us, and they are the CHAMPIONS, just like, you are a CHAMPION tosspot. Now piss off.

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Ole
5 years 7 months ago

I agree that Cesc doesn`t take a dig at arsenal in this intervjue, but he does confirm that he wants to leave and that is worse. He is a brilliant talent, but if he want to leave he should, we don`t need that sort of people at AFC. There are plenty of players better than him (Gourcruff, the german Otzel?) I would perfer a new defensive midfielfer like Yaya or something in that catagory, and go back to 4-4-2. We have plenty of creative players and V.Persie creates more than Fab. He can F… off for all I care! But… Read more »

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Ole
5 years 7 months ago

Alex, you shouldn`t make racist comments, this is 2010!! But I agree with you that Wenger have a poor tactical mind and approche to his game. That is why we didn`t win more trophies between 1997-2006 than we did, we had the best players in the world. Wenger is a brilliant stategy maker and a good judge of talent, but tactics is not his strong point.

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Bogi
5 years 7 months ago

@Ole: Where exactly does Fabregas confirm that he wants to leave???

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5 years 7 months ago

Graham Hunter is a cu*t, he asks questions in a clever way and the interview before the game had bits of the original interview, i have to say BBC were schneidy with that editing, anyways shame on spain, Argentina to win!

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John
5 years 7 months ago

@damstar: Don’t be so fickle your comments about Cesc are a disgrace you must be A SAD SPUD FAN

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Stroller
5 years 7 months ago

Does it matter whether Spain prepare differently to Arsenal ? In fact is it surprising ? In the premiership teams and players come across each other on a regular basis, and know each other’s strengths and limitations pretty well. At the world cup they meet sides from other continents who they have never come across before. That’s what makes managing an international side different from a club side. This is really a non-story.

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Dale
5 years 7 months ago

Some of you are deluded, clearly this is a player who has declared he’d like to leave this season, not next year, 2 years from now, no matter what the press print, i still think this is a player who is no longer loyal to the Arsenal cause. Please compare him to our REAL “CAPTAIN” in demeanor and talk, ROBIN van PERSIE, he’d never say anything like that and we know Netherlands prepare well, at least they can beat USA or Switzerland. i’M TIRED OF THIS CATALAN taking our shine on the media pages, lets sell him off for the… Read more »

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Donald
5 years 7 months ago

Fab may have a point, against top class opposition our squad often looks entirely unprepared. Look at what Jose had his Inter team do against Barca…he prepped Inter defensively and completely shut down Messi, didn’t let Messi move 2guys on his tail at all times. It wasn’t visually pretty but it got the job done. Now look at how Arsenal dealt with Messi…namely they didn’t. Wenger was so obsessed with it being the spectacle of the beautfiul game- it ended up looking like men against boys, the amount of space we allowed Messi was ludicrous. Noone within yards of him… Read more »

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Dale
5 years 7 months ago

harrison and others who support his ideas are morons, when you search every media outlet for Arsenal you see Fabregas and the can of worms he has opened since the day he sat down with Arsene to demand his freedom from his contract with Arsenal. WE NEED A CAPTIAN THAT IS READY TO TAKE US ALL THE WAY, NOT ONE THAT WANTS TO BOUNCE TO HIS “BOYHOOD” TEAM at the sight of struggle. If i was a Gunner, i’d want Robin van Persie as my captain, at least he is not moaning about moving back to Feyonoord.

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Roy
5 years 7 months ago

Cesc, yet again you say the wrong thing!
You should spend your spare time getting a collection to pay the £50+ million required to get your “Dream move”! Also, get used to the bench.

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