Eric, an emergency midfielder with Rafa Márquez as a model

Xavi Hernandez confirmed that Eric Garcia is an alternative to Sergio Busquets in the midfield position. In the last few days he had learned that he works in some training sessions with the center-back playing ahead of the defense.

“I have been thinking about the option of Eric As a pivot, we have discussed it with him and he adapts perfectly”, stated the coach, comparing him with a teammate from his time as a player: “It is a simile with what happened with Rafael Marquez. Eric He has a good footing, he divides, he is aggressive, he wins duels…”.

The Mexican Rafael Marqueztoday the coach of Barça Atlètic, was a guaranteed central defender as a Barça player between 2003 and 2010 who performed very well when he had to play as a midfielder due to casualties.

In principle, Serg busquets will start in Elche, but the absence of the injured Frankie Young forces to have a Plan B for the pivot. Sergi Roberto It is another option, but it is sensed that he will play on the right side. AND Kessie not convincing there. also travels Marc Casadófrom Barça Atlètic, natural pivot.

“Several with bad feelings”

Regarding the possibility of recovering De Jong o Pedri on Wednesday in the Cup against Madrid, Xavi He was not optimistic: “We have several footballers who depend on their feelings, like Of Jong, Pedri, Christensen and Dembélé. And now they are bad. Today he has returned Araujo. His commitment is maximum, but we will talk to everyone ”.

Xavi yesterday also praised another interior as Paul Tower: “It brings inner game. He has a lot of talent, a good foot, goal and arrival. From set pieces I would say that he is the best in the squad. He may have minutes in the next games ”.

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