Cesc Fabregas: Improving and delivering against the big sides
Written by Renzo on September 17, 2010 4:00
Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has been one of the most impressive player for the Gunners in their last two games as he believes the players should not be carried away after impressive performances.
Speaking to the the Official Matchday Programme like a true captain and leader, the 23-year old explained that everyone is happy with the brilliant start to the season although of course they would have preferred to be on 12 points in the English Premiership. Fabregas added how the Gunners should be very careful in not dropping key points as they could prove costly at the end of the season.
Arsenal were impressive against Bolton and Braga in the Champions League but according to the midfielder they should stay grounded as they were in such a position last season but collapsed when facing big teams such as Chelsea and Barcelona.
During the summer, the Spaniard was linked with a possible move away from the North London Club but has responded to critics in the best possible way: delivering on the pitch. He concluded by saying how Sunderland is a tricky away as he believes working hard, improving and making things difficult for their opponents is what himself and his team mates should focus on.
Ahead of tomorrow’s game, Fabregas said:
We’re happy with ten points from four Premier League games.
We’d have preferred 12 but we’re up there, we’re second, and now we need to guard against losing more points because we’ll need everything we can get at the end of the season.
I’m not going to read too much into our beating both Blackburn and Bolton – in previous years we might have done the same thing before collapsing against the big sides, so it’s best that we just keep going, keep improving and keep making things difficult for whoever we face.
On Saturday, that will be Sunderland. It’s always a very difficult place to go – and it always seems if we play late in the day there, around 5.30pm!
Last season we didn’t do well at the Stadium of Light, but it was straight after an international break and we were perhaps a bit tired, so we hope for better this time.