Barcelona new boy and former arsenal fan favorite Cesc Fabregas has said in a recent interview that they do not have any reason to fear Real Madrid ahead of The Classic encounter coming in the weekend.
Barcelona are not in the best of forms going into the Spanish Derby and already trail Real Madrid by 3 points, but the capital giants have only played 14 games to Barcelona’s 15, which means that if Barcelona lose the derby, they could see Real Madrid take an almost unassailable 9 point lead, provided Real Madrid win the match in hand. But Fabregas does not seem to be worried too much about this and is of the opinion that the league is not a sprint race but a marathon and with only half of the season played, it will give Barcelona enough opportunities to overtake their bitter rivals and win the Spanish League.
Cesc Fabregas, who returned to his boyhood club after spending 8 seasons under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger is in the form of his life, scoring goals for fun and his partnership with Lionel Messi is almost telepathic but Fabregas believes that the two of them understand each other due to the amount of time they spent together as kids at the academy of Barcelona before he left for Arsenal.
He has already surpassed his total goals tally from last season with only 15 games played in the league so far and bagged a double in the League encounter against Levante last weekend. But according to Fabregas, facing Real Madrid on their own turf is another game altogether but it wouldn’t be difficult as this is almost the same Barcelona team that thumped them 5-0 last season. Cesc Fabregas will definitely make his first appearance against The Whites in the League this Saturday.