Fabregas wants place back

  • Last Updated: September 5 2012, 11:04 BST

Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas is unhappy at being only a bit-part player for Barcelona this season, but is determined to make an impact at the Nou Camp.

Fabregas: Yet to complete 90 minutes this season

The 25-year-old returned to his boyhood club from Arsenal in a £30million deal last summer.

However, under new manager Tito Vilanova, Fabregas has found his chances limited and is yet to complete a full 90 minutes this season, being an unused substitute against Real Madrid in the second-leg of the Spanish Cup last week.

The former Gunners captain told Marca: "There's no such thing as a great substitute in the world of football - I couldn't tell you what makes a great substitute.

"I always wish my team-mates well and put a happy face on. If I have to take my unhappy face home then so be it, but I would never let my team-mates or manager see it.

"I've always said that I play for the best team in the world, but I came here to compete, to learn and enjoy, not to sit wracking my brains."

Arsenal still hold first option to re-sign their former talisman.

But Fabregas added: "I am delighted to be a part of this team, but when a coach tells me I have to go, I will go - but I will not make it easy for him to do so, by any means.

"I will keep going, looking forward to the time that things change.

"I came here to see out my career."