Fabregas: I want to make Messi uncomfortable

Fabregas: I want to make Messi uncomfortable

13 Mar 2018, 13:30

On Wednesday night, Chelsea plays Barcelona at the Camp Nou with their last-16 tie in the UCL currently locked at 1-1 after last month's first leg at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas might be tasked with the role of stopping Barca’s Lionel Messi, something he says he is looking forward to that if selected he will look to give the Argentine attacker an "uncomfortable" night.

Fabregas, 30, is quoted by The Mirror as saying: "If I am lucky enough to play, it's true that we are positioned in nearby areas of the pitch, stopping him will be difficult but I will try to do everything possible so that he feels uncomfortable and can't put together a perfect performance. I see him as a rival who wants to win, and I want the same thing. We are in different teams and each player wants what is best for their own club. Obviously, you always have respect for each other."

Messi will return to the Barcelona squad after missing Saturday's win over Malaga due to the birth of his child and will most certainly feature in the CL tie.

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