Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has hit back at Michel Owen over a recent claim on social media.
Creative midfielders and strikers usually find themselves working together to find the back of the net, but today on Twitter, one player from each union are in disagreement.
Speaking to a fan on Twitter, former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Owen claimed that assists should not be compared to goals because it is more difficult to put the ball into the back of the net.
Replying to a fan, he said: “Agreed but my point is that in general it’s far harder to score goals than assist them yet we are starting to measure them as equal which is (expletive).”
But a player who has spent his career carving out goals for strikers from midfield, Fabregas, was not impressed with Owen’s claim.
Hitting back at the former striker, he said: “I don’t completely agree there Michael. Making & creating can be sometimes twice as hard than making a run or scoring a goal.
“Don’t underestimate the little time/space we have in midfield to take best decision for you guys + the imagination/creativity we should have to find u.”
Fabregas, who is now with Monaco, has racked up 207 assists so far in his club career, also scoring 124, while Owen scored 223 and managed 52 assists as a striker.
Fabregas spent eight years at Arsenal before joining Barcelona in 2011, going on to spend another five years in London after joining Chelsea in 2014.
He is now with Monaco, where he has been since 2019, making 51 Ligue 1 appearances to date, helping the French principality club to third in the table so far this season with two games remaining.
Source by Football London