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'Cesc was white after seeing that injury'

"It was just a bad day, a bad memory."

That's how Bacary Sagna describes the day Eduardo broke his ankle at Birmingham - a day he remembers more vividly than most.

By his own admission, the injury to our Croatian forward hit him hard - and Cesc Fabregas' struggle after witnessing the injury was particularly evident.

"It was a shock to everyone," Sagna told our 'In Lockdown' podcast. "I remember Cesc being white by seeing the impact of the injury. We were shocked because Eduardo was our brother and when someone gets hurt, everyone gets hurt.

"I don't know if it had an impact on the rest of the game, but for sure it was a turning point in our season.

"We're all different, we all express our feelings in a different way. Some will take it, some will keep going and some will struggle to do it. We are only humans.

"I think everyone got hurt in a way, and some more than others. Unfortunately it's part of football and we know that we can get injured quite badly. It was a bad day.

"Unfortunately it's part of football and we know that we can get injured quite badly. It was a bad day. We lost it all, honestly. We didn't win because we lost our player. He was scoring every single goal, he was clinical.

"That season, every time he was in front of goal, he used to score. He was so confident. We stick together and we fight together. When you lose someone, back in the day we were young and maybe we didn't know how to deal with these kinds of injuries.

"For most of us, it was the first time of seeing it live. We had to be able to separate feelings and work, but as I said before we're only humans. It was just a bad day, a bad memory."

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