Cesc Fabregas argues with Michael Owen after ex-Liverpool man said scoring is harder than assisting

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Cesc Fabregas who was involved in Twitter spat with Michael Owen as he brings up the ex-Liverpool and Real Madrid after claiming that measuring goals is the same as assists’ b ****** s’ because it is’ a lot harder ‘to score

  • Cesc Fabregas got into a fight on Twitter with ex-Liverpool forward Michael Owen
  • Fabregas argued with Owen about whether scoring or assisting is more difficult
  • Owen insisted that scoring cannot be measured in the same way as assisting because it is much more difficult
  • Ace of Monaco said he underestimated the short time midfielders get to be creative

Cesc Fabregas and Michael Owen clashed on Twitter in an argument about it being harder to give assists or score a goal.

The former Chelsea midfielder quit Owen after claiming it’s ‘b ****** s’ that players today get as much credit for an assist as they do for scoring a goal.

Owen, who was a prolific striker during his playing days, started the debate after writing on Twitter: ‘People really do give as much credit to a player’s assists as they do to the number of goals scored these days.

Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas rowed with Michael Owen after claiming scoring is harder than assisting

Owen started the debate by saying on Twitter that goals and assist cannot be measured in the same way

Owen started the debate by saying on Twitter that goals and assist cannot be measured in the same way

Cesc Fabregas rowed with Michael Owen after claiming that scoring is harder than assisting

Fabrgeas objected to Owen's tweet, insisting that an assist could be 'twice as difficult' as scoring a goal

Fabrgeas objected to Owen's tweet, insisting that an assist could be 'twice as difficult' as scoring a goal

Fabrgeas objected to Owen’s tweet, insisting that an assist could be ‘twice as difficult’ as scoring a goal

“Literally one in ten goals are real assists, but someone who plays a five-meter ball against their buddy who yells one in the top corner from 30 yards, gets the same amount of credit.”

The point of the ex-Liverpool and Real Madrid forward was subsequently called into question when a Twitter user wrote that assists and goals can both be ‘brilliant’, while some require ‘next to no skill or effort’.

Owen replied, “Okay, but my point is that in general it’s a lot harder to score goals than help them, but we’re starting to measure them as equal, which is b ****** s.”

Fabregas, a player known for his creativity and ability to unlock defenses, objected to Owen’s opinion, retorting, “I don’t quite agree, Michael.

Owen was one of England's top goalscorers, finishing his career with 223 to his name

Owen was one of England's top goalscorers, finishing his career with 223 to his name

Owen was one of England’s top goalscorers, finishing his career with 223 to his name

‘Making and creating can sometimes be twice as difficult than running or scoring a goal.

“Don’t underestimate the little time or space we have in midfield to make the best decision for you, plus the imagination and creativity we should have to find you.”

The Spaniard, now 34 and playing for Monaco, was widely regarded as one of football’s assists kings during his peak, having recorded 206 during his illustrious career.

Fabregas also has 124 goals to his credit through his spells at Arsenal, Chelsea, Barcelona and Monaco.

Owen, meanwhile, retired from football in 2013, finishing his career with 223 goals and 52 assists from 483 games.

Ex-Arsenal man Fabregas has always been known for his creativity and ability to deliver assists

Ex-Arsenal man Fabregas has always been known for his creativity and ability to deliver assists

Ex-Arsenal man Fabregas has always been known for his creativity and ability to deliver assists

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