Eric Garcia once again showed that he is ready when Xavi needs him. The central defender returned to the starting eleven against Cadiz. He completed 90 minutes, something he hadn’t done in the league since the match against Girona.
Eric has lost prominence in recent games due to the solvency that Barça has shown behind with the Christensen – Araujo duo. But Eric confirmed that he is a solvent alternative. In the twelve league games he played, Barcelona kept a clean sheet in 11. They only conceded a goal in the Clásico at the Santiago Bernabéu (3-1).
Against Cádiz, Eric showed personality and was daring. He was key in the movement of the ball and the footballer who intervened the most (123 times). In addition, he was the Barça player who gave the most passes (99) with an efficiency of 93.4%, according to Opta.
In this aspect, Eric Garcia, despite being a center back, once again showed his reliability when getting off the ball. He took a risk when he played and finished the match against Cádiz as the Barça player who gave the most passes in the last third (16), above Gavi, Balde, Roberto or Ferran.