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Manchester City: Fans fume over Pep Guardiola’s stance on Eric Garcia

Manchester City: Fans fume over Pep Guardiola’s stance on Eric Garcia

Manchester City take on Dinamo Zagreb tonight in the final game of their Champions League qualifying group in a bid to go through to the knockout rounds as group winners – allowing them to take on a second-placed team in the last 16 – but some supporters have taken issue with the manager’s stance on young defender Eric Garcia. 

Garcia, who has played just over half an hour in total over two substitute league appearances this season, amassing a 90% pass success rate in that time, as per WhoScored.com, has shown glimpses of real potential with his comfort and composure on the ball at such a young age.

The Spaniard is billed by some as a potential defensive star of the future, and with Stones injured, the clash could be an opportunity for him.

However, reading into quotes from Guardiola ahead of the encounter, in which he avoided definitively saying Garcia will play, supporters believe he may not grant the youngster the luxury of playing 90 minutes, if any at all, in their final group game.

As a result, supporters have reacted with discontent on Twitter – here’s what they had to say.

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