Spain boss Vicente del Bosque is reportedly unhappy with new Chelsea signing Cesc Fabregas for his lackadaisical attitude in training ahead of the final group match against Australia.
Spain take on Australia on Monday night looking to salvage some pride after a disastrous World Cup 2014 campaign. The reigning champions were knocked out after just two matches. Fabregas played little part in the two defeats against Netherlands and Chile.
There were suggestions that he could start against Australia, but it now looks highly unlikely after Spanish tabloid Marca stated that del Bosque was unhappy with Fabregas lacking any intensity and looking disinterested in training.
Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol explained the situation by saying that Fabregas might have just been upset like the rest of the team. He said:
“I didn’t see anything odd; I imagine that he [Fabregas] is as upset as all the rest of the team are.”
Fabregas might have been unhappy after getting just over 12 minutes in this World Cup. A key part in the Spanish and Barcelona team over the last few years, he seems to have lost its identity in recent months as a result of playing in several positions of Barcelona.
Fears of being unprofessional just ahead of his move to Chelsea can be brushed aside, as the 27-year-old has been a great professional in the last decade.
Even with constant Barcelona transfer links while playing for Arsenal, Fabregas kept his focus on the game.
Expect the 27-year-old to come fired up for Chelsea’s pre-season training.