Sergio Busquets before Cesc Fabregas for Barça 2011/12

I totally understand the hype about signing Cesc Fabregas: The Catalan playmaker has taken THREE summers to get Grandpa Wenger's permission to come FC Barcelona and fans couldn't be more excited. But don't forget that, even WITHOUT Cesc, we have the best midfield in the world.

I asked the question: 'With Cesc Fàbregas coming to Barça, we now have him plus Xavi Hernandez, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Thiago, Keita and Mascherano in midfield. Which THREE should play?' and was surprised to see how most fans forgot to include Sergio Busquets in their selection.

Sergio Busquets, speaking in April 2011: 'I am 22 years old and have loads to improve on. At this age, you can't rest on the titles you've won or think your a superstar. My long passes can get better, or my shots from far distances. I need to be a much more complete player to help the team even more'

La Masia has produced many creative playmakers over the years (Xavi, Guardiola, Amor, Iniesta) but Sergio also has a rare defensive flare, which is unusual. Plus, learning from Mascherano, Yaya Toure and training next to world superstars on a daily basis can't be a bad thing.

Despite the arrival of Cesc Fabregas to the Camp Nou, Guardiola's preferred attacking midfield must be Commander Xavi, Blanquito Genius Iniesta but safeguarded by Skinny Octopus Sergio Busquets. They have already brought success to FC Barcelona, starting in many High Five 5-0 wins last season.

One of the main football rules is: 'If it works, don't touch it!'



  1. Barcelona defenders Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique have
    welcomed their friend and international team-mate Cesc
    Fabregas to the Catalan club as the European champions
    prepare to announce the signing of the Arsenal captain.
    Reports, stemming from Spain, accelerated hours after
    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insisted that he did not expect
    any of his players to leave, but it now appears that the
    Frenchman has finally lost his battle to keep hold of his club
    Pique had earlier claimed on Twitter that "today will be a
    great day" and those sentiments were echoed by goalkeeper
    Victor Valdes, who announced the deal could be done "in a
    matter of hours".
    Club captain Puyol also expressed his optimism on the social
    networking site, before Pique all but confirmed the deal as he
    tweeted: "We now have him here".
    Puyol then showed his delight at the prospective move as he
    wrote: "Welcome home!!! Happy to have you here @

  2. Drago Robert Meze13.8.11

    Over the last few years, Busquets has been the unsung hero of Barca. Anyone with any knowledge of football recognises his contribution. With him guarding the back door at defensive midfield, it has enabled our attacking geniuses freedom to wreck havoc. Cesc will have to earn his playing time.

  3. Abderrahim Hiour13.8.11

    it will be long season, everybody will do the best

  4. Please everyone I wanna know when madrid is going to learn how to play football because I was so unhappy with yesterday match. barcelona play well but madrid is playing rubbish by giving those players an injury,it a lie god will not let that happen


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