After Barcelona’s 0-2 win at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, Cesc feels that Blues boss Mourinho should shut up and concentrate on his own problems especially after Chelsea went out of the FA Cup to Manchester City last weekend, too.
“He should talk about Chelsea and their tie,” said Fabregas. “I don’t think he should talk about anything else. It is not his business.
“Some people want us to fail all the time and some people have been talking a bit too much. I have heard negative comments about us but I see we are top of the table, in the Spanish cup final and in a good moment in the Champions League. You cannot ask for more.
“Now for a few days they (Barca’s critics) will have to shut up.”
Jose Mourinho has had a long standing spat with Barcelona where he was once employed as Bobby Robson’s interpreter. His comments got out of hand while at Real Madrid and led to unsavoury moments such as the poking of his thumb in Tito Vilanova’s eye during one “Clasico” clash when Pep Guardiola was coach.
Cesc is also confident that the Catalan giant will finish the job in the second leg of their last-16 tie against City at the Nou Camp on March 8th.
“City have a chance, of course,” said Fabregas. “They have confidence. You always have a chance until the referee says otherwise. The tie is over 180 minutes, not 90. We have to play the same (as the first leg) and we will go through.
“It was about controlling the game. We know they are good on the counter and when they play offensive football they play it very well. But we controlled them very well and we did not let their fans get into their team as well. We minimised all their efforts. It was a very complete game, he added.”