Fabregas: We can still qualify

Cesc Fabregas remains confident Barcelona can qualify from the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League despite suffering a 2-0 first-leg upset against AC Milan.

Last Updated: 21/02/13 at 07:31 Post Comment

Cesc Fabregas: Thinks Barcelona can overcome a two-goal deficit at Camp Nou

Cesc Fabregas: Thinks Barcelona can overcome a two-goal deficit at Camp Nou

The Spanish giants dominated possession but were hit on the counter-attack by second-half goals from Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari in Italy.

Barcelona now face an uphill challenge to overcome a two-goal deficit in the second leg at Camp Nou on 12th March but Fabregas is not giving up.

"It is not a shock, we know it can happen," Fabregas told Sky Sports when asked if he was surprised by the defeat.

"But when you look at what this team has done for the past five years then the only thing in your mind is positive. We know we can do it.

"So, we do not need to be down from this."

Fabregas thought Barcelona were struggling for fitness at the San Siro amid a busy schedule while they must now look ahead to a Primera Liga game with Sevilla on Saturday.

After that, the Catalan club face arch-rivals Real Madrid in a Copa del Rey and league double-header.

"We were not at our best at all," said Fabregas of the Milan defeat. "I think we paid a bit physically. We had a few players who were playing at their limit.

"We knew that but, still, we should have done better. I think it will be a very exciting second leg."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

onfirmed. Nick Miller is a douche bag. Lazy, incoherent rant is what this article should be titled. And for the editor to have the temerity to pass this as acceptable writing is shocking. Ah well, anything for clicks right? You got mine. Well done. Your mother must be proud.

poolshortsdown
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

T

his Martinez guy is mental. He'll get us relegated. I said that when they appointed him. Sack him now, Bill!

nilsatisnisi
'No need to replace Eto'o'

I

f we sign Gignac, we might as well immediately send him onward to Crystal Palace.

dr soccer
Who Are The Best Summer Freebies?

Footer 365

Premier League: Arsene Wenger convinced new signing Gabriel will be a hit at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger says new signing Gabriel ticks all the boxes when it comes to coping with the demands of English football.

Premier League: Chelsea agree Cuadrado deal and may play him against Manchester City

Sky sources report Chelsea have agreed a deal for Juan Cuadrado and may play him on Saturday against Manchester City.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa will discover later on Friday whether he must serve a suspension for violent conduct

Chelsea striker Diego Costa will discover later today whether he must serve a suspension for violent conduct.

Mail Box

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company