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Garcia ready for Soca Warriors call.

T&T Dutch-based Levi Garcia says he’s flattered to be on Stephen Hart’s radar for possible selection on the national team. Garcia has been enjoying a fine opening spell to the Dutch top flight with AZ Alkmaar since making his debut in late January.

And Hart, who worked with Garcia when he represented the National Under 20 team at the CONCACAF final round of World Cup qualifiers last year in Jamaica, has hinted that he is monitoring the teenager’s progress at Alkmaar.

Garcia hails from Santa Flora and is former student of Shiva Boys Hindu College. “I’ve seen all his games and he’s making solid progress. He’s playing at a very good level in a strong league,” Hart said.

And Garcia has taken note of Hart’s monitoring. “To be honest, the feeling is just very exciting but humble and relaxed,” Garcia said about his first month playing European football. “It’s just a happy moment for me and I’m pleased to know that my hard work and belief is paying off.

It’s early days yet but I am happy to be able to show other youths that there is a lot to go after and you can reach somewhere once you put your heart and mind to it and believe in God at the same time. And I am happy to be able to show people that there are still opportunities for us out here in Europe,” Garcia said this week.

“I have a lot of respect for coach Hart. I am happy he’s keeping tabs on me. It’s a very exciting moment to be so close to being in the World Cup qualifiers and I would really like to be on the team. I believe I am ready honestly and I think I have a lot to show. At the same time I want to continue wishing the team all the best and I hope we continue to achieve success,” Garcia added.