Guardiola leaves Eric Garcia’s future open in January

Eric Garcia he is debating between going to Barça now in January or June, also waiting to see what the candidate who sits in the presidential chair at the Camp Nou decides. GuardiolaMeanwhile, without giving too many details on the matter, he assured that he wants to stay with the Martorell center-back, at least until the end of the season: “I hope he doesn’t leave now, but maybe there are people in Barcelona who know more than I do. I don’t know what’s going to happen, honestly, but maybe he can go. We will see, “he explained at a press conference, despite the fact that Stones, Rúben Days or Laporte have more prominence.

City face Crystal Palace on Sunday, an opponent who always makes life difficult for them at the Etihad. Last year he got a valuable draw. The previous one, left with an unexpected victory: “It is a team that knows what it has to do at all times. They are intelligent, they defend well as we saw yesterday against Arsenal, they have quality up and despite the 0-7 against Liverpool they do not stop having their weapons, “said Santpedor, who has already suffered against a priori inferior teams.

City want to regain instinct, play with looser scores and score more goals. Now, however, it is debated whether the players have to avoid hugging each other so much in the celebrations, worried as England is about the increase in infections: “We want to follow the protocols, but I don’t think we are the problem of the pandemic. Don’t hold us responsible, ”he implored Guardiola, which underlined the difficulty of taking more emotion out of the game that has been without fans for months.

The Catalan has alternatives in attack, among them Sterling. The Jamaican-born footballer missed a penalty against Brighton a few days ago at the Etihad, although his coach turned the page without giving it much thought: “Nothing we have done so far would have been possible without him. He wants to mark, attend, help always. I am more than happy to have him, “he concluded. Guardiola, who knows the importance of beating Crystal Palace to get a little closer to the lead.