The Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has said that he is extremely delighted to be part of the same team containing the Spaniard Cesc Fabregas at Barcelona. The arrival of the Spaniard in a £ 35 million deal from Arsenal more than a year ago has been a catalyst to Lionel Messi touching even bigger heights.

Even though primarily a midfielder, Fabregas has been used as a false number nine not only by the Barcelona team, but also by the Spanish national team as well. He has also adapted in this new role extremely well, which can be seen by the understanding that he has with Lionel Messi on the pitch.

The two players have been instrumental in creating a lot of chances for Barcelona since the arrival of Tito Vilanova as a replacement for Pep Guardiola. Messi has said that it is not surprising to see Fabregas be at the end of a very good thing done by Barcelona because he is a player who knows the style of football demanded by the club. Fabregas and Messi both came through the academy at Barcelona before the 25-year-old Spaniard left for Arsenal as a 16-year-old in a £ 2 million deal. Messi has said that it is extremely easy to play with Fabregas because they have such a great understanding.

“Cesc and I get on really well, we always know what each other wants. He is so easy to play with. I think we both know the type of game the club wants to play. Here in the youth academy of Barcelona I learned a lot. The club works differently from the rest of the world in terms of ball control, passing and implementing the tactical system,” said the Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, who is on course to creating a record for the most number of goals in a calendar year.