Cesc Fabregas once told Joey Guðjónsson that he and his then-Huddersfield teammates were “sh*t”.
In an interview with Newstalk’s Off The Ball, Kevin Kilbane has told the story of how Fabregas dismissed Huddersfield, then in League One, when he came on as a substitute for Arsenal in an FA Cup tie in 2011.
Fabregas scored the winner four minutes from time from the penalty spot for the Gunners, and he clearly made an impression on Kilbane, who played the full 90 minutes.
“Fabregas was a total arse,” Kilbane said when asked which players had ever wound him up throughout his playing career.
“The one thing that stuck in my mind with him was when I was playing at Huddersfield, on loan with little Huddersfield, and we were a League One side going to the Emirates [Stadium] and we were drawing 1-1 and Fabregas comes on to the pitch and he comes up against Joey Guðjónsson, a midfielder that played for Bolton and Charlton, and he says ‘you’re s**t, you’re teammates are s**t’.
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) November 2, 2017
“C’mon! To be fair to Fabregas he actually scored a penalty when he came on but I was like ‘Cesc, this is Huddersfield mate. What are you doing? Jesus Christ! Give me a break’
“Do it to [Paul] Scholes or Roy Keane, or whoever it would be, do it to one of those lads, don’t do it to Joey Guðjónsson at Huddersfield.”