Cesc Fàbregas a principalement répondu en français aux questions des journalistes. Le milieu de terrain a achevé son intervention par une déclaration émouvante, au sujet de la crise qui frappe actuellement la Catalogne dont il est originaire.
We won two games in a row after the difficult start to the season. Maybe we thought it would be easy to chase the leading pack. But the truth is that the differences between all the teams are small. So all games, at home or away, are difficult. The mentality must be the same regardless of the opponent.
We started playing better from the match against Marseille, even though we lost. We know we can score goals at any time, but against Montpellier we defended poorly. We knew they were good, that we could be in trouble, but we lacked focus. It's a shame because we know that if we are compact and well focused defensively, we can make a difference at any time.
Wissam knows how to do a lot of things on the ground. Striker or or playing off the front, he has a good sense of the game. I have seen many of his matches with Sevilla in recent seasons, he is a top player. He has already scored six goals with us and I hope he will score a lot more! The matches that follow the international break are always a little difficult, but Wissam is a professional, he has experience and I hope he will score Sunday. I am very happy for him for his presence with the French national team.
The arrival of Bakayoko is a very good thing for the club and for the team. He brings a lot to the team by his abilities and his mentality. Having defensive cover in the middle of the pitch brings us collective serenity.
Individually I think it's a difficult season to this moment. The red card against Lyon cut me out of competition for five weeks, then I came back against Marseille and I had a difficult game ... With the current system I am a little more advanced on the pitch, it is a good system for me. I can make assists, combine with the attackers. Now there is only one goal, keep working to help the team.
The images I see from my home here in Monaco are very painful. The situation is sad and unfair. Now, we must do what reasonable people do in this type of situation. You have to sit around a table and interact to quickly find a positive outcome for everyone. As for the Clásico, it is postponed, but the two clubs will agree on a date, I do not worry about that. I hope that the situation will quickly improve and that this match remains a nice event for everyone.