Fabregas: This Is How Messi Embarrassed Me As A Kid
Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas: This Is How FC Barcelona Forward Lionel Messi Embarrassed Me As A Kid
Chelsea superstar Cesc Fabregas and FC Barcelona Lionel Messi have been friends with each other since childhood but the Spanish midfielder has revealed a story which left him embarrassed to this day.
The footballers, who are both 30-years-old, grew up together in the Blaugrana’s youth set-up and learnt their trade at the world famous La Masia academy.
In the build-up to Spain’s friendly match against Argentina, Fabregas revealed how he was forced to go one on one against Messi, who made him fall on his backside on numerous occasions.
“I had to defend against him and you know he's going to the left, and he does, but he still makes me fall to the floor!,” Fabregas told TyC.
"It was on a one versus one exercise with a goalkeeper where one player has to run from the goal to defend while the other attacks.
"I was confident and thought it impossible that this small boy does something; it will not be anything...
"He was a very shy boy, very, very small, skinny and we tried to give him a ball so he would open up and feel comfortable with us.
"But after my experience going against Messi, I changed partners. I did not want to be embarrassed again."
The Argentine and the Spaniard played alongside at the Camp Nou for three years, before Fabregas made the move to Stamford Bridge side.
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