We're pitch side at a dusty football pitch on the outskirts of Barcelona - the last place you'd expect to see a European and World Cup winner. Cesc Fàbregas had been called to a PUMA photo-shoot the day after returning from Spain's World Cup qualifier with Georgia.
At just 25 years old, Cesc Fàbregas has risen to the top of world football. SoccerBible made the trip to speak exclusively to Barcelona's no.4. Everything from his earliest days as a La Masia student, to the first time he faced a young Lionel Messi.
Following Cesc's return to Barcelona, the former Arsenal captain reunited with the La Masia class of 87. Together once again with one of La Masia's greatest ever youth teams led by Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Cesc Fàbregas. The homecoming party might be over, but Fàbregas insists he is happier than ever with life at Barcelona.
"It was a very difficult challenge for me because I've come here to compete with the best players in the world and I knew it would be very tough for me to make a regular spot in the team. But that's why I came here and I'm privileged to be part of this amazing team."
Fabregas' path is a tale of success from captaining the Barcelona youth team, to becoming Arsenal's youngest ever captain, to inheriting Pep Guardiola's number four jersey at Barcelona. "I feel that I'm growing and growing as a player every day and as a person I'm with my family, with my friends and everyone is making me feel very well."
Cesc Fàbregas is currently wearing the Black/White/Yellow PUMA PowerCat 1.12. To see our full feature on Cesc's new footwear, click here. Join the conversation online, on Twitter and on Facebook.