Cesc Fabregas has admitted frustration at the cameo role he has played this season for Barcelona.
The former Arsenal man has yet to complete 90 minutes for the Catalans, and was an unused substitute in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid.
Speaking to Spanish publication Marca Fabregas said, “There’s no such thing as a great substitute in the world of football – I couldn’t tell you what makes a great substitute.
“I’ve always said I play in the best team in the world, but I came here to learn and enjoy, not sit wracking my brains.”
Last summer the 25 year old completed a £30 million deal to leave Arsenal for the Spanish giants, and proved an instant hit regularly contributing goals to a team, that at times are over-dependent on Lionel Messi in that department.
However with new boss Tito Vilanova at the helm Fabregas’s starting position is unclear, Pedro and David Villa have returned after injury, while Alexis Sanchez is likely to be improved and important in his second season in La Liga. While Fabregas faces a near impossible job in trying to regularly displace the triumvirate of Sergio Busquets, Xavi and Anreas Iniesta in midfield.