Cesc Fabregas has emphasized that he will perpetually hold a very positive memory of Jose Mourinho from their time together at Chelsea, despite the hostility within them when he played for Arsenal and Barcelona. Conferring about his bond with the Portuguese, the Spaniard proclaimed that he would have died for the 54-year-old.
Back when Fabregas was still a young talent, after a six-year spell without a major trophy at Arsenal, he returned to Los Cules, where he enkindled his rivalry with then Los Blancos gaffer Mourinho. During the three-season spell in Spain, Fabregas took part in El Clasico 13 times, claiming 6 victories, 3 draws, and 4 defeats.
“With him, I went through several phases,” the Spaniard told Vanity Fair.
“He was my enemy when he coached [Real] Madrid and Chelsea while I was at Arsenal. It’s not that we didn’t get on, but we competed and I wanted to beat him. I went on to play for him at Chelsea and go with him until death. That’s football nowadays. I learned a lot from him, I have a very positive memory of him. Forever.”
The 54-year-old coach has never failed to have a lasting impact on players. He is regarded by a number of players, coaches, and commentators as one of the greatest and most successful managers in the world, mostly due to his tactical knowledge, charismatic—but also very controversial—personality, and what his opponents regard as an emphasis on getting results over playing beautiful football.
Most of the players at his disposal are even willing to die for him for the same reason that he is prepared to do the same.
Written by Hritwik NE
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