Eric Garcia stays a legal responsibility for Barcelona


Real Valladolid CF v FC Barcelona - LaLiga Santander
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Time to promote…

It took lower than 22 minutes of the sport in opposition to Valladolid to point out up Eric Garcia’s shortcomings within the Sergio Busquets position.

Let’s get it clear straight off the bat that this isn’t a comparability article.

It’s far too quickly for that and, in any occasion, nobody compares to Busi in that place for the membership – and definitely not a transformed centre-back.

Even earlier than his wild swing which has had turn out to be his trademark in defence, and which solely succeeded in giving La Pucela the penalty which led to a two-goal lead for the hosts, Garcia was discovered wanting.

One can instantly see that the position he’s being requested to undertake is alien to him given the sheer quantity of occasions he was caught out of place and the way usually he gave away possession with a poor ball ahead.


Notably within the first half, he was responsible of getting in the best way of his team-mates, which means that passing strikes wanted to be rebuilt from scratch.

Eric is a legal responsibility and for essentially the most half at all times has been when taking part in for Barca, and that’s an actual drawback for Xavi.

Busi has constantly had his haters, however when he’s not in place, one can clearly see the distinction. Whomever is available in subsequent season could have the largest of factors to show, however that participant definitely can’t be Eric Garcia.

Sure, he was sensible when handed the duty on the primary event by Xavi, nevertheless, that has confirmed to be a one-off.

Barca can’t probably afford to have a headless hen operating round within the one place which requires absolute focus and tranquility all through video games.

It’s not as if he has any redeeming options when in that extra central position both.

How usually did replay his colleagues into hassle on the evening? And this in opposition to a staff in Valladolid that misplaced their final 5 straight video games.


It doesn’t matter that this match was successfully an finish of the season lifeless rubber so far as Barca had been involved.

It doesn’t matter that it’s not his pure place (he didn’t do too significantly better as a right-back both – taking part in the hosts onside for the third).

He has been put in there to do a job and failed dismally. There could be no excuse.

Nor can there for one more dismal total efficiency from a staff that clearly have their minds on summer time holidays.

The tip of the 2022/23 marketing campaign can’t come quickly sufficient now, and if the membership want to carry monies in from participant gross sales, on Tuesday evening’s proof, Eric Garcia ought to be the primary one out of the door.

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