Eric Garcia’s two realities: Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique

Eric Garcia is becoming more and more important for La Roja and Luis Enrique with each passing game according to Marca. He came off the bench against Sweden and didn’t play against Poland, but started against Slovakia and changed his luck.

He started again against Croatia in the last 16, receiving an effusive hug from Luis Enrique when he was substituted toward the end of the game for Pau Torres. It’s a different situation to the one he’d been living all season at Manchester City, who he’s just left for Barcelona. Garcia played five games this calendar year under Pep Guardiola, three in the league and two in the cup.

Garcia has now played as many games under Luis Enrique this year as he has under Guardiola, racking up 360 minutes under the latter and a total of 409 under the former. Garcia has played three qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup to compliment his appearances at Euro 2020; against Greece, Georgia and Kosovo.

Tags Barcelona Eric Garcia La Roja Luis Enrique Pep Guardiola


  1. Don’t you think that he would have played more games for Manchester City if he hadn’t told them that he wouldn’t be renewing his contract ? Barca had tapped-up Garcia over a long period of time but didn’t make the Christmas transfer happen. Guardiola was quite right not to play him when he had other players for the same position that had been much more loyal to the club.

  2. And you think keeping secret from the team just to get a regular playing either is a good idea…. I love what the guy did, beside he is still the same guy today with alot of arsenal in his armory.

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