Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas will take part to EURO 2016 with his national team, Spain.
The ex Arsenal and Barcelona playmaker said that La Roja want to redeem themselves after the disastrous World Cup 2014, after they were kicked out at the group stage as World Champions:
“In football confidence is so important, and in certain moments things go right or wrong,” the Blues midfielder told Four Four Two.
“I remember in the Netherlands game, which we lost 5-1, we were winning 1-0 and David Silva was one-on-one with the goalkeeper. If he scored that it would have been 2-0, and no chance for them.
“We’d have probably won and the confidence would have been very different. Instead, straight after that chance they scored, and from then in the second half they were much better than us. So football is about moments [like that].”
“In football you always have something to prove; in every game, training, to be the best individually and collectively.
“People maybe don’t know what to expect from Spain because the last World Cup was a disappointment.
“But now with a newer group – there are six or seven players who will be new at a tournament – I believe we are very strong. We have a competitive team, a very good manager and I can see us doing well this summer.”
Spain are in Group D at EURO 2016 and they will play their first game on 13 June against Czech Republic.
Turkey and Croatia complete the group of the current European Champions.