HE WAS A 'WALL' IN DEFENSE
Eric García grew up and was the leader of Barça's defense
Published:8/04/2022 - 01:53h
Updated:8/04/2022 - 12:30h
Eric García consecrated himself in the defense of FC Barcelona. The central defender has shown that he is capable of performing at the big events, just as he did in the last Clásico, and today he was the best player in defense for the azulgranas
The meeting in front of the Eintracht left him a 'flavour of mouth' bitter to the FC Barcelona. The Barcelona group could not happen of the tie in front of the Germans and will play the life in the Camp Nou. But further of the futbolístico, there is a subject of high worry in Can Barça. And it is that Gerard Hammered, the main figure of the team in defence, had to leave the terrain of game when feeling annoyances in the left thigh.
It ran the minute 22 when the legendary defender barcelonista suffered a slip that left it touched. Immediately, the Catalan asked the change, and in his place went in Clément Lenglet. By his path, expected that it was the French the one who took the baton of the retaguardia of the blaugranas, but in front of his fault of rhythm and of confidence, the canterano Eric García was the one who took a step forward.
The international with Spain occupied the right axis of saga, whereas the ex of the Seville played by the left. From the exit of Hammered, García showed the why the Barça bet so strong by him, still and when it was not 'indisputable' for Pep Guardiola in the Manchester City. The footballer played a very serious party, showing character and going without titubeos and with cleaning to the courts. Also it knew to impose by the 'airs', in spite of not being his strong.
However, his performance had a black stain. And it is that in a corner in favour of the Germans, the ball fell him to the '24' and east, in place to clear to the sides, cabeceó to the front of the area, delivering him the ball to Ansgar Knauff, that would shoot a 'whiplash' to the arch of Ter Stegen and annotated the 1-0 for the venues. In spite of this misfortune, the youngster followed showing a very good level, doing well the coverages, going with forcefulness to the crosses and taking out the balloon with precision from backwards.
Waiting for I Hammered
The veteran player of the FC Barcelona will be subjected to diverse proofs to study the scope of the injury. From Can Barça expect that his ailments in the aductor are not grave and can be for the turn in the Camp Nou. In the meantime, Eric García already has tested like an alternative more than reliable for suplir to the '3' of the culés, and Xavi can trust to 100% in the Spanish youngster.