Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says that he is at the peak of his career now.
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says that he is at the perfect age now. The Spain international midfielder, who turned 27 in May, says that he is just reaching his peak and has his best years ahead of him.
As a result, he feels that he can still offer a lot to Spain, as they begin their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign tonight.
“I feel important to the national side,” Fabregas said. “My international career started when I was 18 and I’m 27 now.
“I’ve gained enough experience and have matches under my belt and I’m also at the perfect age. I also feel as though I am hitting the peak of my career and I feel that I do have an important role to play with Spain.”
Spain are looking to bounce back from their most disappointing tournament in recent memory.
After dominating the last three major international tournaments that they have played in, Spain slumped to a group-stage exit at the World Cup over the summer.
Fabregas is part of a youthful squad as La Roja start to try to embark on a new era after seeing many of their aging national heroes step down from the international set-up.
Vicente del Bosque's men kick off their qualifying campaign tonight when they take on Macedonia in a game which they will be heavy favourites to win.
Fabregas will be looking to play a vital role and carry the form that he has shown for Chelsea. So far the central midfielder has certainly backed up his words that he is hitting his peak during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Fabregas has been at his creative best, as Jose Mourinho's side have started the season in blistering form - winning their first three Premier League matches of the season.
The former Arsenal campaign will be hoping that he can continue with this form, for club and country, and prove that he can have his best year of his career to date now he is at the perfect age.