We don't fear Brazil - Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas (Supplied)
Cape Town - Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas insists his
side will not be intimidated should they come up against hosts Brazil in this
year's World Cup.
La Roja suffered a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at the
hands of the Brazilians at last year's Confederations Cup, a loss which raised
questions about Spain's ability to defend their title at the showpiece event.
However, Fabregas believes that Spain are well prepared
to go all the way once more, even if they have to face Brazil in front of their
"I believe (championship wins) are vital,"
the Barcelona man said in a promotional video for Puma.
"In 2008, nobody believed in us and since then
we've made a name for ourselves and we've become a competitive team that has
"We're not scared of Brazil. I think Brazil are a
very strong team... and if we face them again it will be a completely new
Spain face a strong test first up when they face the
Netherlands in the opening match of Group B.
Having stumbled at the first hurdle in 2010, the
27-year-old says that they are out to ensure that there is no repeat this year.
"We lost in the last World Cup in the first game
against Switzerland so it does bother me, it worries us, because we want to
win," he explained.
"That was a difficult time and I remember that we
were all very nervous.
"Everyone thought it was the easiest game in the
group. That was a lesson and we should remember it ahead of this World Cup
Spain and the Netherlands are joined in Group B by
Chile and Australia.