Barcelona vs Chelsea: Fabregas reveals plans to stop Messi

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Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas has warned that he will do everything possible to make Barcelona’s Lionel Messi “feel uncomfortable” ahead of the second leg round of 16 UEFA Champions League clash.

The Spain international insists that stopping Messi will be the key to Chelsea pulling off a result at Camp Nou on Wednesday night.

“If I am lucky enough to play, it’s true that we (Fabregas and Messi) are positioned in nearby areas of the pitch, stopping him will be difficult but I will try to do everything possible so that he feels uncomfortable and can’t put together a perfect performance,” Fabregas told reporters ahead of the Barcelona clash.

“I see him (Messi) as a rival who wants to win, and I want the same thing. We are in different teams and each player wants what is best for their own club. Obviously, you always have respect for each other.

“I don’t mind playing against my past, against my friends. I like it, the feelings have always been positive ones. I did it with Arsenal and now with Chelsea, I’ve felt pretty good on both occasions.

“It doesn’t bother me to play against my previous club or old friends, it motivates me. As I said I am really motivated I want nobody to doubt that I want the best for my current club. In fact, it gives me extra motivation,” he said.



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