by ‘Ifreke Inyang
Barcelona midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has revealed that his performance levels dropped towards the end of last season, because his psychology wasn’t right. The former Arsenal captain started the season on fire, but eventually ran out of steam.
“It was a mental block,” he told the club’s official website. “Tito has made it clear that I need to play the way I know. I have to be mobile and look for space, help my team-mates by playing the easy ball.”
“I’ve noticed the difference in the first few games of pre-season – how rather than staying static on the inside left, I have to be more mobile.
“These three weeks of pre-season help to make us stronger and we need to fuel ourselves in order to perform better during the season. A good pre-season builds fitness to see you through until the end.”
Fabregas further praised the coaching style of the new man in charge, Tito Vilanova, decribing him as more vocal.
“Tito is a coach with a lot of personality, more than people think. He’ll have a lot to offer and we have to help him. He’ll help because he knows so much about football.
“We will help by making sacrifices and by having the right attitude. If we help each other, we’ll have a great year.”