Cesc Fabregas has admitted that this time a year ago he feared for his future at Chelsea.
Speaking at the team’s press conference before tomorrow night’s game against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, the midfielder engaged on some really interesting subjects, including career under Antonio Conte to date.
This time a year ago, the Spaniard had only started 4 games, and it took him the course of the title winning campaign to convince Conte that he had the mentality and physicality to play under the Italian.
Fabregas asked if he was worried about his Chelsea future a year ago: "I would be lying if I wasn't. I wasn't playing, wasn't part of the manager's plans. In those situations you can do two things: you can give up, go away.. or you can put your head down & show him he's wrong"
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Now he’s a key man, and the formation has even been adapted basically to suit him, with two midfielders playing behind him.
But a year ago, he was fearing for his future at the club:
“I would be lying if I said I wasn’t worried,” the former Arsenal man confessed.
Even this summer saw the arrival of Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko to put pressure on Cesc. So far, he’s just risen to the challenge.