Fabregas Talks On Mourinho,Hiddink, Antonio Conte’s Expected Arrival At Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas has insisted that Jose Mourinho trusted the Chelsea players too much and even gave them an extended break prior to the season.Cesc Fabregas was speaking on his pundit debut yesterday.He said

“I have huge respect for Mourinho – we still keep in touch right now,’ the former Arsenal and Barcelona player said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.”A lot has been said, and many wrong things about that situation. I love Jose and consider him even my friend, we still keep in touch now and some of the things said were unfortunate.The biggest problem was he trusted us too much, gave us more holiday because we were champions and we let him down.That was the main reason he had to go – and for that myself and the team feel bad for it”.On Chelsea’s title defence Fabregas was similarly candid, saying that the players did not double their efforts in a bid to hold on the crown.”Obviously it is difficult because when you are champions, the rest of the teams will improve and strength their squad and pre-season they will work hard to beat you”,he added.”I always say to retain things means you have to work double than the year before. Unfortunately it wasn’t our year this year”.

Guus Hiddink came to Chelsea and after their draw against Manchester United,he had a discussion with Hiddink who now had to push him further behind in order to influence the game more.”When {Hiddink] came at the beginning, things were not right,’ the Spaniard explained. He tried to find stability in midfield, he played Mikel and Matic with me as No 10. When we drew with Manchester United we didn’t play the best game, and he came and talked to me.We were good at Crystal Palace, and from that moment he wanted me to come deeper and make the team tick. He wanted me to be on the ball all the time, and it’s the game I like to play to be on the ball, it helped me with my confidence”.

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Chelsea, out of contention for the top four, may struggle to attract Europe’s finest players without the lure of Champions League football, but Fabregas says Conte will not use any excuses and will want instant success at Stamford Bridge. “From what I’ve heard, and it’s probably proved by so many professionals talking about him, he’s disciplined, he’s a winner and he’s a competitor.”That’s what we need. Someone that will always be on our back to push us and make us work hard, teaching us new things; the things he wants to do and achieve.”All I know is that he wants to win straight away. No more transition, no more excuses. He wants to win and for that we’ll have to be prepared from day one.””I love football and I’ve been studying a little bit what he does with his previous teams. I played against his Italy recently and it’s really interesting.You can see that he loves offensive football and you can see that tactically his teams are so well organised”.

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