The main reason behind Cesc Fabregas’s emotional mood during Saturday’s win against Nottingham Forest match has been revealed.
According to the midfielder, he said his emotions started from him loosing the penalty he was awarded during the match, remembering the same mood and moment that occurred when he got 100 caps for Spain referring to the situation as destiny. He said:
“I saw the keeper going down in the middle of the run and I thought I had it. It was unfortunate.
“The day I got 100 caps for Spain I also missed a penalty, so it was destiny.
The midfielder was handed a rare start and given the captain’s armband for his final appearance in a blue shirt as he gets set to join Monaco.
Fabregas missed a first-half penalty but Maurizio Sarri’s side ran out 2-0 winners thanks to Alvaro Morata’s double.
The Blues boss withdrew Fabregas in the closing minutes so supporters could give the Spaniard a deserved send off after 198 games for the club.
“Time flies,” said Fabregas. “It feels like last week that I started playing professionally and now it’s more than 15 years.
“It goes so fast and you have to be ready every three days, for the criticism with everyone saying how good you are and the ups and downs.
“It feels like growing older it never goes away it is technique. Physicality goes away. Technicality stays with you.”
Nottingham Forest keeper Luke Steele denied Fabregas the perfect send off when he kept out the former Arsenal man’s spot-kick.