Cesc Fabregas: Vicente Del Bosque, Sergio Ramos Speak Out On Injury


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Spain and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has been ruled out of Spain’s next two matches. Fabregas played 90 minutes against Liverpool on Saturday, but after the match Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said that the Spaniard was was not 100 percent, and that playing against Liverpool was a huge risk.

A rift seems to be brewing between Spain and Chelsea. Diego Costa was the subject of controversy after returning from international duty in poor health, and now attention has switched to Fabregas. Costa has also been left behind by Spain this time around; Del Bosque first claimed that the exclusion was due to fitness issues, but he has now stated that he left the striker out to “avoid confrontation” with Mourinho.

“His muscle seems all right but he complains and he is the best doctor. I prefer to be deceived but I cannot be distrustful. When a player of his calibre tells you that he is injured, you have to believe him.” – Vicente Del Bosque

Fabregas was asked to report in for medical reexamination by Spain’s doctors, a clear indication of the mistrust between club and country. The midfielder has since returned to London, but not without speculation.

Del Bosque has spoken out on the issue, and it certainly seems like he does not believe that the player is injured.

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos also weighed in on the issue. The player didn’t see eye to eye with Jose Mourinho during their time together at the Bernabeu, so it seemed like the natural thing to do.

"“Above all I would have like the players to show the same commitment to the national team as they do to their club. You must communicate this commitment and spirit to all the new players. Whether your club pays, or the national team.”“I came the last time, I had a test and was not able to play due to a small tear in my calf muscle, but there are times I have played despite having some niggles. It depends on the DNA of the player.”“This is a delicate subject, I have my opinion, which I will not give, about agreements between the national coach and the players.” – Source: espnfc.com"

Both Costa and Fabregas have remained silent on the matter. Jose Mourinho has said that he did not influence Del Bosque’s decision on Costa.

These breaks may prove beneficial to both club and country in the long run, but I understand where both coaches are coming from.

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Chelsea cannot afford to go on for too long without the two players, and they are also very important to the Spanish national side. It will probably take a decision from the governing bodies to set matters of this nature straight; but for the moment, Spain’s loss is Chelsea’s gain.