EA SPORTSâ„¢ exclusive interview with Cesc FÃ bregas
EA SPORTSâ„¢ caught up with Chelsea and Spain Midfielder Cesc FÃ bregas ahead of the release of the EA SPORTS FIFA 16 Ultimate Teamâ„¢ – Team of the Season.
EA SPORTSâ„¢ : Cesc, youâ€™re up against Man City this weekend, how will you cope with the threat of Sergio AgÃ¼ero?
CF : Weâ€™ll have to be smart. Heâ€™s a very good player, heâ€™s been showing it for a few years now in the Premier League and even before that in Spain and with the national team so we know what he can do. Heâ€™s very fast, he loves to take on players, heâ€™s a natural goalscorer and both the defenders and midfielders will have to be very compact to prevent their midfielders from getting the ball to Sergio. Weâ€™ll try to control the game as well, to have possession and see if they can have less of the ball and less chances.
EA SPORTSâ„¢ : Someone you may come up against in midfield now heâ€™s back from injury is Kevin De Bruyne â€“ have you been impressed with him this season?
CF : Yes, mostly because I hardly knew about him before this season. I didnâ€™t really watch the German league in the few years he was there so yes heâ€™s impressed me because I didnâ€™t know that he had that much quality. I think he fits in very well with Manchester Cityâ€™s footballing style.
EA SPORTSâ„¢ : As for Chelsea, itâ€™s obviously been a very tough season. How do you ensure that youâ€™re challenging for the title next season?
CF : By doing much better than what we have done, for sure! There are many reasons that we can find but itâ€™s obviously a new coach, a new philosophy, a new everything really, so weâ€™ll have to see how the team adapts. We will have to work hard and understand quickly what the manager wants from us and from there take off and see if we can win the league again.
EA SPORTSâ„¢ : You talked about the new manager there – when you heard about Antonio Conteâ€™s appointment, what was it that you were most looking forward to?
CF : Itâ€™s difficult to say. You just want to do well always for the club but of course you have to try and impress the new manager in training, in pre-season, do what he asks you to do and always try to perform at the highest level. Obviously I donâ€™t know what heâ€™ll ask from the players tactically, but weâ€™ll have to adapt very quickly.
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