Fab surprise at Wenger blast
Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas has admitted his surprise at Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger's criticism of Spain's style of play at Euro 2012.
La Roja claimed their third successive major trophy on Sunday with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Italy and they are generally regarded as one of the best international sides ever to have played the game. Coach Vicente del Bosque opted to field a side with no out-and-out strikers in Poland and Ukraine, preferring to pack the team with technically gifted midfielders. And it clearly worked as they conceded just one goal in the entire tournament and netted plenty to lift yet another trophy. But not everyone was happy with the way the coach set his team up and Fabregas's former coach at the Emirates was one discerning voice. But the Spain midfielder, while admitting that Wenger was entitled to his opinion, feels they had no alternative than to play their own unique style. "I can't believe that he said that," he said. "Everyone sees it the way they want to but I think we played a fantastic game against Italy. "We have players to play this way. We can't play long balls because Andres Iniesta is not strong, I am not strong, David Silva is not strong, Xavi is not strong. We have to play combinations and this is the way we like to play, the way we enjoy."