Eric Garcia against Galatasaray


Eric García more than fulfilled his return to the starting eleven

Published:11/03/2022 - 08:14h

Updated:11/03/2022 - 08:22h

Eric García made it clear against Galatasaray that he could be an important option for Xavi. The center-back had a more than solid performance against the Turks, where he did not concede any errors

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The FC Barcelona 'crashed' this Thursday in Europe League in front of a Galatasaray that had his opportunities during the first 45' minutes, but that afterwards retreated and ensured the tie. The ones of Xavi Hernández could not go out of the (0-0) in the Camp Nou and will have to, once again, define the eliminatory out of house. However, the party left some positive feelings for the trainer, and one of them was the performance of Eric García.

The Catalan showed solid in defence during all the commitment, so much in the defensive aerial game as in the courts and exits with the balloon. By his part, Ronald Araújo was not fine, and presented some problems deep down that they cost him his exit during the half time. Once ingresó Gerard Hammered by the Uruguayan, the dynamics deep down improved and the only clear occasion of goal in the second half was cancelled by offside.

Kerem Akturkoglu Was the most dangerous of the Turkish group, and in several opportunities showed 'chispazos' of quality. Nevertheless, Eric was more than correct in front of the extreme in each occasion that topó with his desbordes. Already in the last minutes of the meeting, ended to the attack inside the area when it presented a seguidilla of corners for the Barcelona. In spite of this, could not connect to send the balloon at the end of the network, and the referee pitó the conclusion of the meeting.

Once finalised the party, Eric gave some statements to the press where showed unsatisfied with the result, but that invited to win in Turkey. "In the first time were not well in the pressure. In the rest adjust it. Afterwards we went to by the goal but did not arrive although we did very good football in the second part. We will go there with everything. We have learnt the lesson", ensured the defender in an approach of the journalists.

It recovered the confidence of the technician

In the first days of the year, just when it began to be leading for Xavi, the defender barcelonista suffered an injury distal in the biceps femoral of the right thigh that left him was. Now, two months afterwards, is showing that it is recovering the rhythm and that it is a player that has to be taken in account inside the eleven. With 21 years, has contested 24 parties for the Barça in all the competitions, with an average of 77' minutes in each performance.

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