SPAIN | CESC
Cesc: “Iker will make a dignified exit when the time is right”
“But that moment has not arrived,” said the Chelsea player in today’s press conference. “To me, he seems committed and dedicated”.
Cesc Fàbregas joined Paco Alcácer in Sunday evening’s press conference in Valencia ahead of tomorrow’s EURO 2016 qualifying game against Macedonia.
With a Spain side shorn of Xavi, Villa and Torres, the Chelsea player has been given a more prominent role with Vicente del Bosque’s side; he insists that Spain have to move on: “Xavi is a one-off, Villa is a one-off... but we have new players who can bring other things to the team”.
Munir’s call-up: “Everyone speaks highly of him. He can play out on the wing, in the centre... We have to bring out all of his attributes”.
Goalkeeping debate: “To me, Iker seems committed and dedicated. We all know that he went through a very delicate time at his club but here with the national side he looks happy and settled. For his character, he’s the kind of player who will make his exit with dignity when he feels it’s time to call it a day – but that moment hasn’t arrived yet. He seems fine to me”.
Spain’s next opponents: “We have watched a few videos of Macedonia. They are a solid side, they close up well and can open up quickly to hit you on the break”.
New era: “We know who we are and what we want to do. We have to be united as one”.
Your role with Spain: “I feel important to the national side. My international career started when I was 18 and I’m 27 now. I’ve gained enough experience and have matches under my belt and I’m also at the perfect age. I also feel as though I am hitting the peak of my career and I feel that I do have an important role to play with Spain”.