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Oscar Garcia has promised to bring a touch of Barcelona to Brighton after being appointed boss of the Seasiders.

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Oscar Garcia: Is promising a touch of Barcelona at Brighton

Oscar Garcia: Is promising a touch of Barcelona at Brighton

The 40-year-old former Barca midfielder on Thursday oversaw his first training session after taking over as the Seagulls' new head coach.

"I'm impressed with the people I'm working with at Brighton and I'm very happy, it's a pleasure for me to be here," he said.

"In the morning I met all the players and I saw a lot of good things. I knew English football and I knew some players who are playing here.

"My obsession is to attack, to attack the opposition, to keep the ball and to have the ball as many times as possible. If we have the ball we will have many chances to score and win the game. That's my philosophy.

"If you play good football you will have more chances to win than if you play bad."

Despite a successful playing career which also took in Valencia and Espanyol, Garcia, who quit as boss of Maccabi Tel Aviv last month, says he was always destined to become a manager.

"When I was a professional player I was always thinking about what the coach was thinking and why he did certain things," he added.

"I started to think that I wanted to be a manager or a coach. I love thinking about how we can win a game, how we can create an opening - these kind of things got me thinking that I wanted to be a manager.

"It's difficult because when you are a player, you think maybe only about yourself but when you are the manager you have to think about maybe 30 people and it's not easy. But when you prepare for a game and you've done something in training which you then see the results of on the pitch, it makes you very happy."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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