The international break saw Chelsea and Spain come into something like blows recently. After Diego Costa was given a rest by Spain Chelsea talisman Cesc Fabregas also dropped out of proceedings with a hamstring problem.
The problem then saw him criticised by many in Spain and not just the media. It was Sergio Ramos, a long time team-mate of Fabregas' in the Spanish youth and senior teams who openly questioned his commitment to the team.
Since then he has received the backing of Cesar Azpilicueta, former team-mate Pedro and of course Jose Mourinho himself - but now the Chelsea man has come out to reveal what exactly he thinks of Ramos' comments.
He told Cadena COPE, as reported by Football Espana:
“Yes I took it personally and I’ve already told Sergio what I thought,” disclosed the former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder.
“I told him we’d played together since the Under-21s and he did not need to send messages to the Press.
“I also told him he could always call me and tell me to my face. However, we’ve spoken on the phone and everything is fine."
During the conversation he also let slip what exactly was wrong with him.
Reports have so far just centred on a 'hamstring' problem. The Chelsea striker has now revealed a painful bout of tendonitis was causing him the issues ahead of international duty.
“I had tendonitis in the hamstring of my left leg. If I’d gone ahead and played the same thing could have happened to me that happened to Modric.
“I talked about it with Vicente del Bosque and everything was very easy. Things like this happened to him when he was a player.
“I’ve been with Spain 94 times and have always shown up with a smile from ear to ear.
“It hurts if anybody doubts my commitment."
Considering Modric, who crumpled on international duty with Croatia, is now out of action for three months after suffering serious hamstring damage Chelsea fans will be pleased that Fabregas took time off.