Fabregas: I am not a bad teammate

The midfielder has insisted that he will never disrupt harmony in the dressing room, but is desperate for more playing time at Camp Nou.
Cesc Fabregas has admitted that he would like more playing time at Barcelona, but added that he will never negatively affect squad-morale if he has to settle for a spot on the bench.

"I cannot say I would be a great substitute. I like to play, and get minutes like everybody," Fabregas stated to Marca.

"But that doesn't mean I'm a bad teammate. If I feel bad, I won't show it in front of my teammates."

The former Arsenal star has been struggling to find his best form in the opening weeks of the 2012-13 campaign and has received his fair share of criticism for his relatively disappointing performances.

"We would all like to play more, but it is hard. I am playing for the best team in the world, though. I have come here to enjoy it and not let it get to my head. I'm really happy at this team," he said.

"I'm not going to sit back and take it easy. If I don't get a chance, I'll carry on, carry on and carry on until things change. I came here with the intention of retiring at Barca."

Fabregas was taken off around the hour mark in Barca's 1-0 win over Valencia at the weekend after missing two big chances to double his side's lead.

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