Cesc Fabregas works as BT Sport pundit for Arsenal vs Tottenham just hours after playing in Como’s 3-1 defeat
CESC FABREGAS was on punditry duty for the North London derby – just hours after Como’s 3-1 defeat to Cosenza.
The former Arsenal captain was at the Emirates stadium for Tottenham’s trip.
Fabregas had been in action for Serie B side Como at 7.30pm UK time but was suited and booted by lunch time in the capital.
He started in midfield but could not help his side from sinking to defeat away from home.
Fabregas has a wealth in experience playing against Spurs, both for Arsenal and Chelsea.
And he was also managed by Tottenham boss Antonio Conte during his spell at Stamford Bridge.
It made him the perfect pundit to join ex-England team-mates Rio Ferdinand and Peter Crouch at Arsenal.
Fabregas moved to Italy from Monaco but already has his eye on coaching, inspired by Gunners legend Arsene Wenger.
He told the Daily Mail: “In my team, I always talk. I always spoke up, gave my opinion, I’ve had discussions with players, with coaches, always in a constructive way. Giving your honest opinion.
“Arsene was always very open with communication, very open to dialogue – ‘What do you think about this?’ – asking questions. He was always testing you mentally.
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“Nowadays, the coaches are not like that. They are more: ‘It’s me, you do what I say and that’s it’.
“You have no say. It’s a way for them to protect themselves, for them not to be having to give explanations to anyone.
“They make their decisions. Whoever likes it likes it, if not, you’re out.
“This is the way it is going with the modern managers. I was brought up in another environment, with Arsene with [Vicente] Del Bosque.
“That’s how I was and that’s how I will be. Always with respect, but giving it how I think.”
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