Fabregasâ€™s Spain team-mate Xabi Alonso has spoken of tackling being a last resort that the English obsess over.
Former Arsenal captain Cesc told the Daily Mail: "I think Xabi is referring to the situation when you have to play your last card,â€™ he says. â€˜In Spain, defenders are not as quick to buy dummies sold to them by forwards. In England the attacker twitches and the defender dives in very quickly. â€˜In Spain, the defender will stay on his feet for longer and hold his ground. There is one player who has played in both leagues and does that better than anyone â€” Javier Mascherano.
"He dives in and always comes away with the ball. Heâ€™s clever too, he knows when to fly in and when to stand his ground."
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