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Cesc: "Sometimes I feel more English than Spanish"

The central midfielder was presented as an AS Monaco player after already making his debut against Marseille after move from Chelsea.

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Cesc: "Sometimes I feel more English than Spanish"
VALERY HACHE AFP

Spanish midfielder, Cesc Fabregas said it was the right moment to switch the Premier League for Ligue 1 after 13 years in England. The 31-year-old admitted that "sometimes", he feels more English than Spanish.

"I think it was a good moment to leave the Premier League after 501 games in England. It has been difficult after 13 years in which I have won lots of trophies, many fans and sometimes I feel more English than Spanish," he said at his presentation as a Monaco player on Wednesday.

Fabregas said he feel "like a youngster" after his move and arrives in France "with humility and the desire to work hard."

"I studied things and I think it was the best decision," he said after teaming up with Thierry Henry, who he played with during his spell at Arsenal.

"I spent a lot of time in England and it was good. Up until three months ago, I wasn't thinking about leaving Chelsea but some things happened and now I am here," he said.

The presence of Henry also had an influence. "I want to help Henry and the club, it's a great challenge. We started well with a point against Marseille and it's a good start to our progress. We are not in a great position but we have players with experience," he said.

Ligue 1

Table PTS W D L
18Dijon 17 4 5 10
19Mónaco 14 3 5 11
20Guingamp 11 2 5 12
Full standing
Next matches
Mónaco - Niza X-16/01 19:00
Mónaco - Estrasburgo S-19/01 20:00
Dijon - Mónaco S-26/01 20:00
Fixtures

*Update 16 de enero de 2019