Cesc Fàbregas: "Under Pep I never really got the system"
Cesc Fàbregas confessed that he never really gelled in Barcelona last season and hopes he'll be freed up by Vilanova: "Tito has known me since I was a little kid. We met when I was 13. Under Guardiola I never really got to grips with the system".
"I had been playing another style of football and to take on board so much so quickly was difficult, because everyone else had already got it down. Playing in central midfield was hard for me because I need more mobility and I'm not quick off the mark in the first few metres".
Fàbregas explained that he wasn´t making any demands: "I'm not asking for anything, but that's my way of playing. It's true I'm a bit anarchic, but that's my style. Some people commented that I lacked something last season, including Guardiola. It was my fault really because I tried to be what I am not; I'm not Xavi, Iniesta, or Thiago".
"I am me and I need mobility, to participate more. Now I need to get back to my best and I'm sure this year things will go better. Nevertheless, I'm satisfied with my performance last season".
So what does he mean?? Someone help me interpret what he's saying. First, he says he didn't understand Guardiola's system. Well, that's true, it's too difficult to understand. Then he says that playing on the central midfield was hard for him because he needs more mobility... I thought CMF was his main position (although he barely played there with Guardiola...) so I don't know what he's talking about. With Guardiola, he was playing out of position (CF and sometimes as a winger), so why is he complaining about playing as CMF??