"I know what the other players expect from the goalkeeper. I can't imagine that Almunia will be able to handle that."
But Almunia's fellow Spaniard Fabregas, 20, declared: "We feel VERY secure when Manuel is between the posts!
"The only thing I can say is that, right now, Almunia is doing very well.
"I've known him for three years and I know what he is capable of.
"But we'll see what happens and if the coach will decide to bring back Jens.
"It's not a decision I can take as it is a matter for the coach."