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Eric Garcia reveals the three Man City teammates he is learning from

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Eric Garcia has revealed that he is learning from Manchester City teammates Aymeric Laporte, Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho as he strives to improve as a defender.

The 19-year-old has been afforded plenty of opportunities this season due to City's injury problems, with the Blues winning eight of the nine games he's appeared in thus far.

“Especially offensively with Ayme [Laporte] and Fernandinho, because Fernandinho used to play midfield so it’s a bit easier, and then defensively Otamendi especially because he’s like the same kind of player in terms of weight and height as me, so it’s good to learn from him.” There have been some suggestions that Garcia, standing at 5ft11in, isn't tall enough to cut it as a central defender in England but Garcia couldn't disagree more and takes inspiration from some of the game's best ever defenders.

Garcia has massively in his brief time on the pitch but he is striving to improve and learn from his fellow teammates.

"At the end I think if you use your body in a good way when you’re jumping it’s kind of similar, so I’m trying to work on trying to work on it.”

Despite his tender years, Garcia is already establishing himself as one of the best young defenders in the Premier League and is pushing for a permanent spot in the first team.

“I try to learn from all of them, from every single aspect defensively and offensively,” the Spaniard told The Athletic.
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