Fabregas warns Messi about the level of Ligue 1
Cesc Fabregas and Lionel Messi have played together for three seasons at FC Barcelona. In an interview with Metro, the Spaniard warns the Pulga on the level of Ligue 1. He also evokes the impatience of his teammates at the idea of facing the six-fold Ballon d’Or.
Cesc Fabregas, AS Monaco midfielder knows Lionel Messi very well since they played together on the Masia side but also between 2011 and 2014 with the FC Barcelona first team jersey.
In the columns of Metro, British media, the Spaniard warns the Pulga that the French Ligue 1 championship has become more competitive in recent seasons, despite a lesser reputation compared to the Liga or the Premier League. « It’s a good championship, a league that is improving. There are already physical and aggressive players, the teams are defending very well, » said Cesc Fabregas.
Many observers believe that the French championship boils down to Paris Saint-Germain or almost. But the Spanish midfielder takes as examples Monaco, champion of France in 2017, and LOSC, defending champion, to change the image of the championship.
« Certainly when PSG don’t win the championship everyone sees it as a disaster because they spend a lot of money. Everyone sees Ligue 1 as a one-team championship, but these five recent years, Monaco and Lille have broken that, « says Fabregas.
« My teammates are excited »
In this interview, the Spaniard confides that partners are eager to face Lionel Messi. Some will realize their dream and even already wish to exchange their jersey with the Pulga: « Everyone wants their jersey. I tell them that we are 25 and that he will only have two! It’s nice to see the excitement, the will to compete with the best, to do well and to show off your talents. «
AS Monaco will travel to the Parc des Princes lawn on December 12, on the occasion of the 18th day of Ligue 1. Cesc Fabregas, who is entering his third season with the Principality club, believes that « it will be certainly a tough challenge, even though we were close last year. Until the last two games of the season, we were in the game. «
This weekend, on behalf of the second day of the championship, ASM faces Lorient (Friday 9 p.m.) and PSG receives Stasbourg (Saturday at 9 p.m.) where the recruits will be presented before the match.