Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas’ father has revealed his son was left devastated by Arsenals defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Arsenal threw away a 2-1 first leg lead against Barcelona and Fabregas’ mistake let Barcelona in for the first goal after they survived the most of the first half without conceding.
Arsenal did get back in front in the tie, before losing Robin Van Persie to a second yellow card and conceded two more goals to lose 4-3 on aggregate.
Fabregas has apologised to his team mates but his dad revealed his son wasn’t fit to face the Spaniards, after recurrence of his hamstring injury early in the game.
Speaking to the Sun, Fabregas senior said, “I talked to Cesc after the game and he told me he felt so powerless that he just wanted to shoot himself.
“He was looking forward to this match with much enthusiasm. It was such a special game for him because it was against Barcelona in the Nou Camp.
“But it turned out to be one of the worst days of his life.
“His display was badly affected by his physical condition.
“From the first moment he realised he shouldn’t be playing.
“After 10 minutes he was feeling his leg. He wanted to contribute but was left behind while Barcelona had a great game.”