Fabregas: I have changed my style of play for Barcelona

Cesc Fabregas has stated he has had to adapt his style of play since transferring from Arsenal to Barcelona because of the difference between the Premier League and La Liga.

Although the Spaniard joined Arsenal when he was 16-years-old, he still believes the basis of his game came from his coaching in the Barcelona academy, where he was trained before joining the Gunners.

"A lot of my style is based on that of the Premier League but with a base of La Masia [the Barcelona academy]," Fabregas told El Pais.

"Returning to Barcelona took some work, because I had spent a long time doing other things."

"Here, there is more order. You have to live through it to understand the difference."

The 25-year-old midfielder also revealed how difficult it was to go from being considered the best player in his position at Arsenal, to a club where they have more competition for places.

He added: "To play for the best team in the world is not easy. I was Arsenal captain, I felt super-important and here you need to take on board that three of the five best players in the world play your position.

"[But] it is fantastic. All I can do is fight, learn and when one [of Xavi, Iniesta and Messi] is not there, play, work hard, and enjoy myself."

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