Cesc Fabregas ‘sad’ and ‘excited’ after leaving the Premier League

Spain international Cesc Fabregas has said that he is both sad and excited after ending his tenure in the Premier League. The experienced midfielder made the switch to AS Monaco from Chelsea during the winter transfer window and that ended his 12-year association with the English top-flight across two stints.

In a report covered by L’Equipe, Fabregas acknowledged that he was sad at the prospect of leaving the Premier League in the first place. However, he added that he wanted to take up a new challenge during the final stages of his career after witnessing first-team chances hard to come by with the west London giants.

“I am a competitor first and foremost. I will be able to say at the end of my career that I have experienced all the situations in a club, the top and the fight. I was sad at leaving London and the Premier League it represents 10 years of my life but also very excited to discover a new challenge probably the hardest of my career. I have never been afraid of challenges,” he said.

Fabregas had barely started a league game for the Blues during the first half of the season under Maurizio Sarri and that gave the indication that he has no future with the Italian at the helm. Owing to this, he made the switch to Monaco where he was reunited with former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry, who was the head coach, but the reunion would only last for a couple of weeks before the Frenchman was sacked due to poor results.

Since then, Leonardo Jardim has been reappointed as the club’s head coach and the Portuguese has certainly transformed the club’s fortunes. The Principality outfit were lying in the drop zone when Jardim was re-signed but they are currently eight points adrift of the same.

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