Thierry Henry speaks positively about Cesc Fabregas’ Monaco debut

AS Monaco manager Thierry Henry has spoken positively about the performance of Cesc Fabregas during the recent league clash against Marseille. The Spain international made his maiden appearance for the club since making the switch from Chelsea and he was largely efficient in the centre of the park alongside Youri Tielemans.

Speaking after the 1-1 draw, Henry said that the former Chelsea man evolved his game by the minute and there is more to come from the experienced campaigner, he said: “Cesc evolved with the game. Minute after minute, he started to put his hand on the game and take that break. Naldo also does it behind, [Fabregas] does it in the middle, Rony Lopes does it too, this break between the lines, to be able to see where we have to play, see what the team gives you, where to give the ball. We have to try to make progress, but I think that, especially in terms of mood, this point is good if we win the next games.”

Despite the draw, “Monaco remain stranded in the relegation positions but there are some positives to carry forward with the team managing to secure a valuable away point at Marseille“, who are generally impressive in front of their supporters. Next up, the Principality outfit have successive home matches against Nice and Strasbourg and the games offer them “the chance to return“ to winning ways while catching up on the four-point deficit to safety.

Meanwhile, Fabregas’ departure from Chelsea has created a potential void in their ranks and reports indicate that the Blues are likely to cover the absence before the end of the month. Cagliari’s Nicolo Barella and Zenit St Petersburg’s Leandro Paredes have been earmarked as the prime targets for the west London club to bolster the heart of the midfield.