The race to be fit for the Euro 2012 tournament is in full swing for both Arsenal’s Tomas Rosicky and Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas. Both have suffered hamstring injuries lately but both are playing down the likelihood of being left behind when their national teams name their final squads.
Fabregas is desperate to return to the Spain squad, who are currently the 11/4 favourites in the Euro 2012 betting, and he assured his fans via his Twitter page that he will be recovered in time. He tweeted: “Thank u all for caring abt my injury. Im fine and with no pain. Soon will be 100% ready to start preparing the euros with the national team.”
Rosicky’s Czech team are 80/1 outsiders to win the competition, but their captain has also had confirmation that he hasn’t torn a muscle and expects to play. He said: “I count on being 100 per cent ready for the Euros.”
“Everything was fine following a change to his gym routine, it’s in a good way.
“I can’t say any date, so far it depends only on how I feel. I can’t tell how the situation will develop.”
So Rosicky doesn’t seem quite as sure as Fabregas, but the Czech team will need to have the Arsenal midfielder in top form if they are to get through a tricky group consisting of Arshavin’s Russia, Greece and the home team, Wojciech Szczesny’s Poland……