Cesc Fabregas said nobody should compare him with Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi insisting he is a totally different kind of player even if with the Spanish he has been called upon to shoulder some goal-scoring responsibilities.
Messi has also been called a ‘false number nine’ like Fabregas but his role with Barca is much wider-ranging, while he is also a natural goal-scorer.
“I have never compared myself with Messi, that would be silly,” said Spain’s ‘false number nine’. “I play where the boss puts me. We are talking about the best player in the history of football. I hope nobody expects me to beat five players and score.”
Published in The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2012.
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