Hector Bellerin has rubbished the suggestion that he wishes to follow in Cesc Fabregas’ footsteps in the future, and return to first club Barcelona.
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According to the Daily Mirror, the full-back suggested that if he wished to become a star at the Nou Camp, he would have never chosen to move to the Emirates in 2011.
“I think that’s a wrong thought because if I wanted to be at Barcelona I would have stayed there. My challenge was to come to England and I came here with everything,” he explained.
The parallels that can be drawn between the careers of the 20-year-old and the Chelsea midfielder are obvious. Both left La Masia as youngsters and established themselves with us. And looking at the quality we lost when Fabregas left, it is little surprise that we are concerned that Bellerin may follow the same path, especially considering the season he has enjoyed.
The 20-year-old was given his chance due to injuries, and could have been forgiven for being overawed by the situation in front of him. However, he has taken his opportunity and made himself the main custodian for one of the positions where we boast the most depth.
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His defending is helped by his extraordinary pace which allows for him to keep up with the best wingers that the Premier League has to offer. And that same acceleration allows him to burst down the line and offer support in attack, and, on some occasions, get on the scoresheet.