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More to come at Central Coast Mariners - Garcia

Former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia is surprised by how quickly he has settled in the A-League and says he is still a few weeks away from showing his best form for the Central Coast Mariners.

The Spaniard has made an immediate impact at the club in his first two games, setting up the equaliser against Western Sydney Wanderers before scoring one and assisting two in Saturday's 3-1 victory over Wellington Phoenix.

Asked if he thought things would click so quickly, Garcia told reporters on Tuesday: "Not really… there's a lot of work to do. I've been doing things well but I think I can do a lot better.

"My body is still not 100 per cent so hopefully in a few more weeks I can feel a lot better and give more things to the team."

Garcia's goal in New Zealand was the perfect demonstration of why the club were desperate to bring him to Gosford.

Showing all of his class and experience, Garcia anticipated Phoenix goalkeeper Glen Moss would struggle to handle a cross and was in the right place at the right time to pull off a stunning back-heel.

"It was a fast reaction. I saw the ball was coming with a lot of spin so I knew it would be difficult for the keeper to catch and I tried to go forward to it," Garcia said.

"I saw the ball there and it was just a quick reaction because I knew if I had another touch probably the keeper or defender would get back in goal.

"It went well. It was a beautiful goal."