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Cesc Fabregas' return, best Barça news of 2011 >> Read My Mind, plus Video


Cesc Fabregas: 'Guardiola doesn't let anyone take it easy. It has always been my dream to play for Barça, and since childhood I was always proud to say that I played for this Club. One of the reasons why anyone would want to play for Barça is because of Pep'

Cesc Fabregas: 'Guardiola doesn't let anyone take it easy. It has always been my dream to play for Barça, and since childhood I was always proud to say that I played for this Club. One of the reasons why anyone would want to play for Barça is because of Pep'

Cesc Fabregas: 'Only Guardiola knows if he'll renew his contract, but he seems very motivated to me. He makes the machine work. The more years he stays, where me and the team can play for him, it'll be really important for the Club and the Barça environment'

Cesc Fabregas: 'If I have to leave Barcelona, I will go back to Arsenal. I am not embarrassed to say that the day I left I could only say 'Thank you very much', I couldn't say more.I'm not embarrassed to say that I nearly cried'

- For me, apart from all the titles we have won, signing Cesc Fabregas was the best news of 2011. The Fab4 has taken no time at all to adapt to Guardiola's mechanisms, changing formations and training philosophy. The prodigal son came back home, better and stronger, but it feels as if he had never left.

Some wondered whether Cesc would ever leave the bench, considering Xavi and Iniesta had been running the roost in midfield for years. Many asked if Thiago should leave Barcelona as a result of The Fab4's signing. So what happened in the end? Well, they have all been massively important so far, helped by Guardiola's return to Cruyff's classic 3-4-3 formation in most matches.

Cesc Fabregas has scored 8 times and given 3 assists in his 12 La Liga appearances so far. Not bad for a player who doubters argued wasn't going to play at all...

As for his Arsenal return comment, I'm not worried: Cesc loves Barça and is here to stay. It's obvious he loves The Gunners and part of his heart stayed in London: No problems there!

CESC FABREGAS: THE BEST NEWS OF 2011!!!!