Garcia waits to meet Beenhakker.

Levi Garcia is in such high spirits at the moment, living the dream of every young teenage footballer. He’s playing every week in one of the biggest European Leagues and he’s coming off two World Cup qualifying appearances for his country including a man of the match performance in the come from behind 3-2 victory over St Vincent and the Grenadines on March 25th.

One would think there isn’t much the kid from Santa Flora would want. But he surely has great ambitions and has set his goals.

“It’s a great feeling for me at the moment. I couldn’t have asked for more. I am with two great teams and great teammates. Being in the national team for these World Cup qualifiers opened my eyes even more and I feel blessed,” Garcia said.

“For me it was good being involved and helping the team and seeing how much the fans appreciated what I and the team was able to achieve. But we are far from finished. We still have two games to play in this round and the whole of the final round which means we haven’t achieved anything as yet like coach Hart told us,” Garcia said.

The former Shiva Boys player did mention one thing that is still on his “to do list”. And that is coming face to face with Leo Beenhakker, the Dutch-both head coach who took T&T to the 2006 World Cup Finals.

“I haven’t been able to meet him as yet. I have heard a lot about him and I know he is big here. And for me it would be a pleasure meeting him because I can recall what he did for Trinidad and Tobago in 2006 and yes people did talk about it here when they hear I am from the country,” Garcia said.

“I am still in touch with Marco Van Basten after he did work with me during my early days at the club and this was a great experience for me.”