FC Barcelona defender Eric Garcia has had a dominant start to the season. The La Masia product only returned to the club last summer on a free deal from Manchester City. Garcia had the luxury of being coached by Pep Guardiola, one of the most excellent managers in the game. Pep further developed the player to fit his positional play. Pep didn’t want to let the player leave. However, Eric intended to succeed in Barcelona.
Arriving in Barcelona, many saw him as the successor to Pique. While he is still young, Eric does possess the ideal parameters for playing in Barcelona. He is a proactive defender, technical on the ball, with an eye to break opposition lines with his effective passes.
His debut season was decent as he adapted to life in Catalonia. Criticism followed his performances. But how Eric has started the new season shows his growth and determination as a player.
FC Barcelona Defender speaks about his teammates
In the pre-match press conference with Spain, he spoke about various topics. He talked about how he deals with criticism.
“No, not really. Unfortunately, last season I had to get used to them. I understood what this was about and what I had to do: listen to those who were always with me. Especially the coaches, who are the ones who know more,”
He also spoke about Lewandowski;
“He is the star of Poland, a great player. If we face him during the World Cup, I hope he will not have his best day.”
While taking about the competition among defenders, he remarked;
“At Barça, there are five central defenders at a very high level. Ronald, Koundé, Andreas, Piqué. Competition is important. It makes you pay more attention to small details to convince the coach.”
He also covered topics such as Pique’s restricted involvement this season, transfer links such as Asensio and Zubimendi, and the influence Luis Enrique has had over him.
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