Cesc Fabregas has admitted that he once told Harry Redknapp that his Portsmouth side played “s***”.
The pair clashed after a 0-0 between Arsenal and Portsmouth at Fratton Park, though the Spaniard has clearly forgotten the details as he claims the game took place at the Emirates.
Asked about it by James Corden on A League of Their Own, Fabregas was initially reluctant to tell the story but then admitted:
“Nah… Actually yes,” he said. “It was at the end of a game with Portsmouth and it was a nil-nil. I was young and you know, stupid, I want to win and I just saw him there in the tunnel of the Emirates and I just said “Your team plays like s***”.
“And he just turns round and says, “You are a horrible man”.
“I just run away. After that, we’ve been best friends. Every time we see each other we hug, we talk.”
Harry’s son Jamie was on the same show and confirmed: “I can remember calling him up and saying “Great result Dad” and he was like “that Fabregas is horrible! We had a big argument, he started having a go at me!”
“But no. he loves Cesc – he always loves good players, he’s a big fan of Cesc.”