Usually the club v country debate is restricted to manager on manager conflict, but the ongoing Chelsea vs. Spain debate has spilled over into player on player action.
The Evening Standard reports on a Cesc Fabregas interview with Spanish radio in which he discusses the comments made by Sergio Ramos before this month’s international break.
“Yes I felt that I was the one being alluded to and I already told Sergio what I thought,” the Standard quote the Chelsea man as saying.
“It p*sses you off when your commitment is questioned, of course it p*sses you off.”
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Fabregas then reminded those who questioned his commitment that he had made 94 extremely successful appearances for Spain over 9 years, and in hindsight, questioning his dedication to the national team does seem churlish.
The Spain camp’s unity was always impressive considering the natural Real Madrid / Barcelona divide in the squad. It’s interesting to note how their abject failure at this year’s World Cup has affected that; although some might also question the introduction of Diego Costa, whose commitment is more questionable than that of Fabregas, into the group.
The former Barcelona and Arsenal star also spoke about his current form, which he feels is at it’s best for some time. He was a key factor in Chelsea’s 5-0 demolition of Schalke last night.