With Barcelona starting the 2022/23 season off to a flyer, one player that seems to be on a mission to redeem himself is the in-form Eric Garcia.
The former Manchester City defender has begun the new campaign with a strut in his step, putting in commanding displays at the back for his boyhood club.
In the Blaugrana’s recent 3-0 win against Sevilla, the 21-year-old capped off a fine outing with a routine finish from close quarters. With the youngster’s decision not to celebrate his goal stirring questions online, he clarified the reasons behind not doing so.
“My goal against Sevilla? I didn’t celebrate at first because I thought Koundé was offside. In the dressing room they laughed at me. Dembele said to me, ‘what a celebration you’ve done, what a celebration you’ve done’.
With Barcelona swatting past Viktoria Plzen with a 5-1 victory, they are tasked with the battle of facing Bayern Munich next Tuesday.
Touching on his thoughts on the blockbuster battle, the La Masia graduate said, “The game against Bayern? We both want the ball, we both want to press high, the details will determine the game. We have to go out with our personality, but anything can happen.”
Speaking of the Bavarian giants, Garcia also went on to sing Robert Lewandowski’s praises after his terrific hat-trick against Plzen, comparing him to arguably the club’s best-ever striker.
“In terms of effectiveness, we can compare Lewandowski to Luis Suarez. Every shot he took ended in a goal.”
The Spanish international added, “I was surprised by how much Lewandowski talks on the pitch. He helps his teammates; he tells you what he’s going to do so you’ll pay attention. He’s a brilliant striker.”
With Eric Garcia seeming largely positive on all things Barcelona currently, the hope remains he sustains his encouraging form and enjoys a season to remember.
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Author : Srinivas Sadhanand
Publish date : 2022-09-08 19:17:33
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