Denilson’s explanation over the Cesc Fabregas leadership misunderstanding
Written by Chris on January 19, 2011 16:05
Arsenal midfielder Denilson – via his Twitter account – declared how news circulating on the Internet this morning about an interview in which he accused captain Cesc Fabregas of not being a leader are not true.
The Brasilian was quoted as saying by a number of websites this morning that the Gunners lack leadership and how the Spaniard is not the one to provide that. But, in a link posted on his Twitter account, the 22-year old archived the episode as a misunderstanding as he explained that Fabregas is a big friend and how his was not a personal attack against the captain of the team.
Denilson added that all he wanted to say is that a Gilberto Silva-like type of player is needed when you have so many youngsters in the squad and how he would never say something which could lead to controversy.
The Brasilian will most likely start in tonight’s F.A. Cup third round replay when the Gunners travel to Elland Road to play Leeds United in tonight’s 20:00 kick-off.
On his Twitter page, Denilson said:
Fabregas is a great friend. When I said the team has no leadership I was pointing out that the Arsenal squad is made up of a very young group of players who sometimes need a more experienced person, like Gilberto Silva was for many years.
I’m a shy guy, I don’t like controversy and problems. I was misquoted. I spoke to [Cesc] Fabregas and everything is resolved. We are fighting for the English title and this will not damage our focus.