Fabregas hits back at Mourinho

Cesc Fabregas has hit back at Jose Mourinho, telling the Chelsea boss to 'mind his own business' after his criticism of the current Barcelona team.

Last Updated: 20/02/14 at 14:58 Post Comment

Cesc Fabregas: Hit back at Jose Mourinho after win over Manchester City

Cesc Fabregas: Hit back at Jose Mourinho after win over Manchester City

Mourinho claimed the current Barca side is the "worst in many, many years" ahead of Barcelona's Champions League clash with Manchester City in midweek.

Fabregas insists Mourinho's barbs did not provide motivation to Barca in their 2-0 win at the Etihad Stadium, and feels the former Real Madrid chief should focus on his own side Chelsea.

"He should talk about Chelsea and their tie," said Fabregas. "I don't think he should talk about anything else. It is not his business.

"If we have to get motivated by Mourinho's comments, we shouldn't play football. We are top of the table, in the cup final, in a good moment in the Champions League.

"Some people want us to fail all the time, some people have been talking a bit too much, for a few days they will have to shut up."

Fabregas was happy with Barca's performance against City, feeling they controlled the game at the Etihad as they gained a two-goal first-leg lead to take back to Camp Nou.

"It was about controlling the game," added the former Arsenal star. "We know they are good on the counter and when they play offensive football, they play it very well.

"They know what they have to do, we controlled them very well and we did not let their fans get behind their team. We minimised all their efforts. It was a very complete game.

"When you have players like Leo, Xavi and Andres [Iniesta], you can beat them but not if you can't take the ball away from them. We did that very well - we did not let City have the ball. If you do not have the ball, you can't create chances. We have to be very proud.

"We knew [City] have scored a lot. I watch the Premier League every week and they have been very superior to all these sides when they have played [at home].

"It is normal everyone gets excited [over this win], especially in a nice competition like the Champions League. We knew what we had to do and did it very well."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

A

pparently Chiles has blamed Twitter trolls for his exit. Proof that even the worst things can get great results at times.

cheshire-gooner
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

Footer 365

Transfer news: Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa says it would be 'dream' to join Chelsea

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa says it would be "a dream" to play for Chelsea and Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea: Mourinho gives flops silent treatment

Jose Mourinho was so disappointed by Chelsea's defeat to League One Bradford that he dished out the silent treatment.

Sepp Blatter shrugs-off UEFA's challenge to his leadership as 'lacking courage'

Sepp Blatter tells UEFA “they do not have the courage” to sufficiently challenge his leadership at this year's election.

Mail Box

A Massive Mailbox On A Weekend Of Wonder

We unsurprisingly have plenty of mails on a wonderful FA Cup weekend, including thoughts on Palace, Van Gaal, Phil Jones, Chelsea, Mourinho and Yaya Toure...

Appalling, Slow, Pathetic, Embarrassing

It's a bonus Saturday Mailbox, with plenty of reaction to the most alarming 0-0 draw in Manchester United's recent history. At what point do we worry about Louis van Gaal?

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