Barcelona players pay tribute to Guardiola after Espanyol win

Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas has thanked Pep Guardiola for bringing him back to the club. Guardiola said goodbye to the Nou Camp crowd with victory over Espanyol last night.

Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas has thanked Pep Guardiola for bringing him back to the club.

Guardiola said goodbye to the Nou Camp crowd with victory over Espanyol last night.

Former Arsenal captain Cesc said: “I’ve had the incredible privilege this year to be at the Stadium next to this man. Eternally grateful, thank you, Pep.”

Pedro also declared: "He gave me the chance to be here, to win titles,” said the Spanish striker. Pedro said that he didn’t know Guardiola’s decision to stay or leave until last week’s press conference: “I honestly thought he was going to stay. He worked the same way. It’s a pity that he’s decided to leave, but we have to understand [his decision].”

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