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Mon Apr 21 09:04:44 SAST 2014

Fabregas happy to fight for Barca spot

TEAMtalk Media | 17 September, 2012 14:030 Comments
FC Barcelona v Valencia CF - La Liga
Cesc Fabregas of Barcelona (L) duels for the ball with Andres Guardado of Valencia during the La Liga match at Camp Nou on September 2, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain
Image by: David Ramos / Getty Images

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has once again rubbished reports he is angling for a move away from the Nou Camp.

The Spain international joined the Catalan giants from Arsenal at the beginning of last season, although he was not always guaranteed a starting position due to the club's star-studded team sheet.

Reports have since surfaced claiming the World Cup and European Championship winner is now eager to move on in search of a more regular starting role, but the former Gunners skipper says he is delighted to be faced with the challenge of competing for his position.

"I said when I signed here that it was going to be the most exciting and difficult challenge of my life," Fabregas told The Sun.

"I knew I was coming here to compete for a place against the best players in the world.

"But I like big challenges. If I didn't, I would have stayed at Arsenal where I was the captain, where I played every game and where I was treated so well.

"I would never have taken the big step and the huge risk to sign for Barca and fight with the best players in the world for a place in the team - especially as there were never any guarantees given that I would play.

"I have a big heart, I have a strong character and I have the courage to carry on competing for my place."

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