Cesc Fabregas has had success at every level of football. However, he believes Barcelona securing the 2012-2013 La Liga Primera Division title on Saturday is one of his greatest club achievements yet.
“I’m very pleased that we won the title,” he said on FCBarcelona.com. “It’s a dream come true for me and I’m very proud. It’s a very special moment. This is the most important title I’ve won at club level.”
“We would have suffered if we had given Madrid a chance to get back in the title race, but we won whenever they got close.”
Fabregas has scored 10 goals this season, and is pleased with his overall contribution to the club’s efforts this season. But he still feels he can improve. “I’ve participated a lot in La Liga and that pleases me, I’ve played a lot of matches,” he stated. “I have to improve, I need to be self-critical once the season ends, but I’m young and I can do it.”
Barcelona have won their 22nd La Liga title, wrestling back ownership of the championship they lost to Real Madrid last year. It was Los Blancos who went into into their match with Espanyol knowing they must win to postpone the celebration, but they were unable to do so in their 1-1 draw at Cornella El-Prat.
It’s the fourth league title in five years for the Blaugrana, and it’s the first time they’ve won it after losing the prior season. They currently sit atop La Liga table with 88 points, just 12 points shy of the league record 100 points scored by Real Madrid last year.
Manager Tito Vilanova led his club to an unbeaten record at home in the league, losing only two games to Real Sociedad and Real Madrid, while scoring 105 goals to date. Barcelona faces Atletico Madrid on Sunday.