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

World Cup Promotions

Daily World Cup Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

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."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

don't see Neymar or Suarez wanting to play second fiddle to Messi or playing to support Messi in his quest to get the World Player of the Year award back.

chelseablue_no1
Can Suarez Succeed Where Cesc Failed?

A

t this point, buying the whole club for £175 million would probably have been a cheaper option

lee
Liverpool Lovren bid rejected

O

ne obvious name missing.... Dirk Kuyt

redjari
Five Midfield Targets For Manchester United

Footer 365

World Cup: Penalty joy for Argentina as they beat Netherlands to reach final

Argentina overcame Netherlands on penalties after a 0-0 draw to set up a meeting with Germany in the World Cup final.

World Cup: Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari to decide his future after the weekend

Luiz Felipe Scolari will wait until after the World Cup third-fourth place play-off before deciding his future.

Championship: Former Fulham skipper Brede Hangeland criticises Felix Magath

Brede Hangeland does not believe Felix Magath is the right man to lead the club back into the Premier League

Mail Box

Mails: Are Footballers Just Big Kids?

That's what the mailbox thinks, with Brazil's players showing a lack of responsibility in their 7-1 thrashing by Germany. Plus, more on Ozil and the importance of passion...

'Wow' Says The Mailbox In Unison. Wow Indeed.

There is understandably a great deal of reaction to Tuesday night's lunacy, but we have added thoughts on the anti-Ozil 'agenda' and Liverpool acting like they're big-time...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property