Jose Mourinho: Cesc Fabregas is a better guy than I thought
Chelsea manager has been pleasantly surprised by the midfielder's attitude since arriving at the club
Jose Mourinho says that he now “understands” why Cesc Fabregas was made Arsenal captain at such a young age.
The Spanish midfielder was appointed Gunners skipper aged just 21 before his eventual transfer to Barcelona in the summer of 2011.
Fabregas has been one of Chelsea’s standout performers since joining the Blues from Barca in the summer, making nine assists and scoring two goals in his first 11 games for the west London club.
And Mourinho has revealed that he has been surprised by the player’s professional attitude.
“He [Fabregas] is a better guy than I thought,” Mourinho told ITV Sport. “He’s a fantastic guy, he’s a fantastic professional.
“Now I understand why at the age of 19 or 20 or 21 he was Arsenal captain.”