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Barcelona defender Eric Garcia explains winding up Real Madrid ace Vinicius Jr

Barcelona defender Eric Garcia has played down his taunting of Vinicius Junior during victory at Real Madrid.

Eric joked sarcastically that Vinicius would be winning the Ballon d'Or next year.

“It was a little clash at the end, a little exchange, it's not important," said Eric of the incident.

Were you fed up of him diving constantly?

"Those are just things that happen in the game, very quickly, a question of seconds. It's an action like thousands that happen, without importance.

Did you learn that dig from Pique?

"(Laughs) I learned a lot of things from Pique, but not that. I hope one day I can be like Pique for all he's won, but I don't think there's any need to compare. Everyone should focus on themselves, the good things and the bad things."

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