Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Chelsea star midfielder reveals how he won Antonio Conte's trust

Chelsea star midfielder reveals how he won Antonio Conte's trust

The Spain global fought his way back into the team, as the Blues won the Premier League title.

The 30-year-old midfielder - who has played 18 times already this season compared to just the four appearances he had at a similar stage last term - is hoping this season might yield him one of the few winners medals he is lacking: the Champions League.

But Fabregas said he was concerned about his future at the club during the start of 2016-17. Now I can say our relationship is fantastic.

"I think Cesc at the start of the last season did not play a lot, but I was very happy because through work he tried to change my mind and it happened", Conte told reporters. The other is what I did, put your head down and be humble, show him that he's wrong, that he can trust you, that you can play in this time.

"I would be lying if I say that I wasn't anxious [about my future]", Fabregas said in a press conference ahead of Chelsea's clash with Atletico Madrid, relayed by ESPN.

Fabregas also added that he is much happier with the role he is playing this season, saying, "Every time I had an opportunity I gave my all, I delivered and from then on we started to create a relationship". I understand his philosophy and must say I am very proud of this.

To go with five English teams into the next round, that means the level of the league is very high.

The three clubs who Chelsea can face in the next round are PSG, Barcelona or Besiktas.

Emenalo left the Blues last month to take up a new position at Monaco after spending 10 years working alongside owner Roman Abramovich. I'm enjoying my football. "It's not the right time, it's time to focus on Chelsea, keep playing well and deliver points".

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