Sagna has not taken the recent comments of Cesc Fabregas likely, claiming the Spaniard was supposed to be a leader at the club.
The Spaniard claimed only Robin van Persie and Samir Nasri were on his level at Arsenal.
The Frenchman is of the opinion that Fabregas should have focused on his own limitations rather than blame everything on others.
Speaking exclusively to Goal.
“I was surprised to read this,” said the 36-year-old. “From him I was surprised because he was supposed to be one of the leaders of the team, he was one of the great prospects and as a leader and a true player, you don’t speak like that about your club.”
“So I was surprised because he is a nice guy, he’s still a nice guy, this doesn’t change anything. But I was kind of surprised.”
“Arsenal made him so saying that some players were not at his level was a bit harsh because I’m not sure out of all the seasons he was playing at the club, he was always an exemplary player.”
“At that time the press was talking about him not running enough or tracking back. So other players could have said ‘you should be running more or doing more”
Sagna also compared the Arsenal squad at the time to the current Liverpool team, saying they didn’t have the right spirit and mentality.
“If you look at Liverpool today, all of them are running. This is a team. And maybe, because we didn’t have the right spirit at that time we didn’t make this little extra push, or make that little extra run to track players, maybe this is the reason we didn’t win.”
“From him I was surprised because he was supposed to be one of the leaders of the team, you don’t speak like that about your club."— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) March 28, 2020
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