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Not fielding Garcia breaks my heart, Guardiola admits

Mon 01 March 2021 | 9:24

The 20-year-old has not played much football for Manchester City this season. He’s only managed nine appearances in all competitions.

Manchester City

manager

Pep Guardiola

is full of praise for

Eric Garcia

and says not giving him game time broke his heart.

The center-back, who is seeking more opportunity to play, seems likely to join

Barcelona

on a free transfer after featuring in only nine games this campaign.

Asked about the center-back’s situation, Guardiola said

: "Eric Garcia is like a son. He was a guy last season that after lockdown was our best central defender. He never made a mistake and played in the quarter-final of the Champions League.

"He's going to play in Barcelona and that is not an average player - he is a top player. He was not selected in the last two games and it broke my heart.

"That is why it is difficult for all the managers when you have a squad. You cannot imagine what it means."


source: SportMob