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FC Barcelona: Thiago Alcantara Is Better Than Cesc Fabregas

ARHUS, DENMARK - JUNE 25:  Thiago Alcantara of Spain poses with the Carlsberg man of the match after the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Final match between Spain and Switzerland at the Arhus Stadium on June 25, 2011 in Arhus, Denmark.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Arron DucklingContributor IIJune 25, 2011

Thiago Alcantara is the son of Brazilian World Cup Winner Mazinho.

Thiago Alcantara is also the man of the match in the European Championship Final at under-21 level having scored the pick of the two goals, with a 45 yard free-kick.

Cesc Fabregas is merely the guy who passed to Andres Iniesta.

Bit harsh perhaps, but in my eyes, Thiago is better than Fabregas. He is more composed in possession, better at controlling the play and more skillful too. Fabregas may have years of experience to back his claim, but that is about it. No trophies at club level and a string of poor performances—all when it mattered most.

Also in Thiago's favour is his confidence, something Fabregas has been lacking recently; ultimately, I will be chastised for this opinion. So, if you want to criticise me properly, you can get the whole story at this link:


Arron is a senior editor on Barca Blaugranes, the fastest-growing Barcelona community on the web. Visit us here

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