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Brighton are just like Barcelona, says Orlandi

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Andrea Orlandi has praised his manager (©GettyImages)
Andrea Orlandi has praised his manager (©GettyImages).

Brighton midfielder Andrea Orlandi says it is like playing for Barcelona under new coach Oscar Garcia.

The Spaniard was on target last night as the Championship side sealed an impressive 1-0 friendly win over Getafe on their pre-season tour.

And after the game the midfielder told the Argus that he has been impressed with style of play Garcia has implemented at the club.

He said: "The training has been really good. It’s all with the ball, very similar to what I did when I was with Barcelona, all sharp, small-sided games, a bit of tactical work as well but we are really enjoying it.

“It really feels like when I was playing for Barca ten years ago and I am enjoying the way the manager wants us to train and wants us to play," he added.

Garcia now has Orlandi playing in a different role than he was under former manager Gus Poyet, and the ex Swansea player is relishing his new position in the side.

"I am playing in a different position. He wants me closer to the striker and he wants us to finish really.

"It was a  good win (last night) and I think this is a good position for me," Orlandi added.

Brighton are looking in good shape ahead of the new season with the recent additions of free agent Matthew Upson on a one-year deal and left-back Adam Chicksen on an undisclosed fee  from MK Dons, giving them fresh impetus ahead of their championship opener at Leeds on August 3.

 

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