Cesc Fabregas desperate to win the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea
Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas has admitted that he is eager to win the Champions League with Chelsea after labelling the trophy as one he feels he has to win. Fabregas played the 2006 Champions League final with Arsenal, losing out to Barcelona in Paris.
The Spaniard is set to return to the city of his eight-year-old Champions League final heartache as Chelsea travel to play Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of this year’s Champions League’s round-of-16 match.
Fabregas, apart from his unsuccessful final, has been involved in the Champions League semi-finals four times - twice with the Gunners (vs Liverpool in 2007 and Manchester United in 2009) and two more times with Barcelona (vs Chelsea in 2012 and Bayern Munich in 2013).
“Winning the Champions League would give me enormous satisfaction”
The midfield maestro, who is desperate to tick off winning the trophy from his bucket list this year, said, “The Champions League is the competition I still need to win,’ he said. ‘It would give me enormous satisfaction.”
“We have a great team. I do not know if it will happen this year, next year or in the next five years. That is football. Football will decide. I’ve played in a Champions League final, four semi-finals. You are there, you practically touch it, you get so close… I hope I can experience that moment one day.”
Fabregas has been tipped to return to Chelsea’s midfield alongside Nemanja Matic after an injury layoff. The French side, however, are set to field a makeshift midfield involving ex-Chelsea defender David Luiz or Brazilian left-back Maxwell owing to an injury crisis after four players pick up knocks during the draw against Caen.