Posted on February 5, 2008
Cesc Fabregas is mystified why Thierry Henry is being used as a left-winger – and cannot understand why Barcelona have struggled to get goals.
The Arsenal midfielder is a boyhood Barcelona supporter and watched the team play Osasuna on Sunday at the Nou Camp before flying to Madrid to join the Spain squad.
As the opposition sat back, Barcelona drove forward in search of a goal but only won courtesy of a late strike from Xavi – with Henry playing out on the left flank for the 90 minutes.
“It is difficult to see him out on the left wing for Barca,” Fabregas told RAC 1.
“When I played alongside him at Arsenal, he was always the main striker and it is there that he does the most damage because he knows how to move behind the defence.
“But [Barcelona manager Frank] Rijkaard knows him well and knows about the team.”
Barca have struggled to click up front recently, scoring just four times in their last six matches.
“They are not scoring many recently that it is true,” Fabregas continued.
“It is something that I do not understand with the attacking potential that they have there.
“But I suppose that after the important win against Osasuna, the team will be lifted and will start playing again, like the fans want.”
Fabregas was quick to play down any potential speculation of him leaving the Emirates Stadium to join Rijkaard’s side.
“The truth is that I am very happy at Arsenal. We are in three competitions and I am very focused on the team,” he stated.
“I have always said that I have been a fan since I was very young, but now I am very comfortable in England.
“But I would like Barca to face Arsenal in the [Champions League] final again.”