Eric Garcia: 'Luis Enrique's style is very similar to that of Barça'
The blaugrana defender spoke to Spanish sports paper Mundo Deportivo ahead of the national team's final group game in the World Cup
Eric Garcia could have the chance to make his World Cup debut in Spain's final group game on Thursday against Japan. The Barça centre back is in Luis Enrique's squad but is yet to play a part after not featuring the win over Costa Rica and the draw with Germany. In an interview with Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan defender looks at the season so far with Barça and ahead to a possible first ever game in the World Cup.
“Getting to top of the league after getting knocked out of the Champions League was very important. In La Liga we are getting better and better. The game against Osasuna was very difficult with 10 men, it was a team win."
"When we get back we will still be in four competitions and we have the obligation to try and win them. That is our goal."
"The way in which Luis Enrique wants to play is very similar to how Barça play and so that can help us."
Possible World Cup debut
“Obviously I am prepared. That is our job when we are not playing. Train at 100% and if the boss decides to give you a chance, take it as best you can."
"Everyone would like to play but the boss has to pick an eleven for that particular game that he prefers. So, those who are not in the team have to help to give that little bit extra."
"Getting into the starting XI is not easy as that is what happens when you have 26 quality players who could all start. There is lots of talent and we all know what we have to do when we get the chance."
"There is great team spirit in the squad. We have been together a while and if anything defines this squad it's the togetherness we have and the atmosphere in it and that is something you can see out on the field."
On Luis Enrique
“I have always said he gives you a lot of confidence and I am bound to return it."
"He is a coach who is close to his players and he tells you what he sees. That gets across to the players. If you don't get a chance in matches you have to show you are as good or better than those who are playing."