Open Thread: Weekend Edition #50 (Dec 2021)

What do you guys think about Eric Garcia's transition to CDM?

After watching him under Barjuan that was literally my first thought. He was sorta given a driving CB role, he'd often make progressive runs into the middle or gave some beautiful pin point passes to wide and some good through balls. We all know he doesn't have the pace to be a good CB, which is why he gets a lot of yellow cards or even red. I really think he can be an amazing CDM, he's got the passing range for it, as it's the middle of the park he has got the necessary physicality to maintain and progress, Maybe we can start Eric and FDJ as a double pivot and give Eric the Libero and FDJ the box to box role, he might be able to rediscover his Ajax's form, cuz that's exactly the role he played at Ajax. Playing double pivot with Busi didn't work cuz Frenkie often needs to stay near Busi to help him out defensively, as Eric is still young he can play this role and they both maybe able to help each other out, and get to the top of their potential.

BTW, a MASSIVE shoutout to Barjuan, he brought back a ridiculous amount of change in a very very less time. I was honestly so impressed with him. The last game under Barjuan, the Celta game was very unfortunate cuz we had a banger of a start and then BAM 3 injuries.

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