Fabregas: Spain will take Confederations Cup seriously

The Spaniard insists they will not be taking the tournament lightly and admits he does know what position he will have in the team
Cesc Fabregas says Spain will treat the upcoming Confederations Cup "as a World Cup".

La Roja are the world and European reigning champions with the prelude to Brazil 2014 being the only tournament they have still to win.

Fabregas, 26, insists victory is something that the players and fans dream of.

"We will treat the competition as a World Cup or a European Championship, that feeling that you can finish your career after taking the European Championship, the World Cup and the Confederations is very important for us and for the fans even more," he was quoted as saying by AS.

Fabregas also spoke publicly about Spain captain Iker Casillas, who he claims remains positive despite having found himself out in the cold at Real Madrid in recent months under former coach Jose Mourinho.

He continued: "I can see that he's very well, as ever, the most important thing is his attitude and that's always very positive. I've known him for seven years and he's a great captain. In bad moments, he always is [positive]".

The Barcelona attacker also admitted he is unsure what position he will play for his country, having featured as both a midfielder and in a 'false nine' role in previous Roja encounters.

He added: "[Vicente del Bosque] will decide, I can play in two positions, both up front and in the centre of the field."

Spain are in Group B alongside Uruguay, Nigeria and Tahiti.