As a player, Oscar Garcia was highly successful during his spell at Barcelona. He managed to win four trophies with the Catalan outfit before ending his playing days by representing the likes of Espanyol and Valencia. He is now in charge of the Championship outfit Brighton and Hove Albion.
The club are in a race to win promotion to the Premier league, but the FA Cup also provides a great opportunity to win a title. After managing a draw against Hull City, Brighton managed to take the game into a replay. Ahead of the replay, Garcia has raised expectations by saying that he would love to see Brighton lifting the cup.
He says that success as a manager is much more pleasing than a player because the victory is achieved as a group. He also thinks that the FA Cup, which is regarded as the oldest cup competition in the world, is very special contrary to the opinion amongst lower league clubs to field weakened teams for this competition. After managing to sustain a top four place for most of the season, Brighton’s form has tailed off in recent weeks. As a result, they are slowly slipping out of a play-off place as well.
Garcia, though, seems more happy with cup success than league success, according to www.anfieldroar.com.
“Success as a manager is more special because you have a whole group to look after and not just yourself. For this reason it would mean more to me. Also for me the FA Cup is the most special cup in the world because you play one-off games and anyone can get through. Because there is no second leg the small team has a better chance to beat the big team, which does not happen anywhere else. It would be fantastic to manage a team at Wembley,” said Garcia.