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Cesc retains Premier League influence

October 15, 2012
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Barcelona and Spain star Cesc Fabregas says his style of play was affected by playing in England, where direct play, rather than tactical discipline, is prized.

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Fabregas, who joined Arsenal from Barcelona's youth ranks aged just 16 and spent eight years in London before returning to the Camp Nou in the summer of 2011, said in an interview with El Pais on Monday that his style is now a mix of both footballing cultures.

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