Cesc Fàbregas, celebrant un gol. / FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Cesc Fabregas gave a press conference at the Club’s training grounds this Thursday afternoon.  The midfielder spoke about the mood in the squad and in particular about how they are preparing for the next two matches, in the league against Deportivo and in the Champions League against AC Milan.  Here’s the best of his press conference through his top ten quotes:

1)"We’re coming from a long week and it would be really important to win on Saturday to recover our confidence with an eye on Tuesday”.

2) "We have a good chance of going through against Milan if we play at the level we’ve played this season”.

3) "The Milan game is the most important match of the season, but the Deportivo game is also very important”.

4) “When there are important matches, the players and the fans get stronger”

5) “I’m as strong as ever.  Nobody can take away from me the desire I have to achieve something big at this club.  I’ll fight to the end "

6) "I understand that the Camp Nou is more demanding with me than with my team-mates.  If I have a bad match, I take a ten steps back”.

7) "Everyone is confident that we can turn it around.  It’s a bit unfair to doubt the quality of the team because of three matches”.

8) "We have to control the anxiety we sometimes have to score. We can’t just play with our hearts, but with our heads as well "

9) "It’s good that this team is angry about losing a match.  That shows there’s still the desire to keep on winning”.

10) "I remember the comebacks of Pizzi’s goal and the one against Chelsea (2000).  The other day I saw a selection of historic Barça comebacks on Barça TV and that boosted my morale.  We’ll be up for it”.