The Barça coach was happy with how Saturday's experiment came off against Elche
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez revealed it was Jordi Cruyff's decision to move Eric Garcia into midfield.
Centre-back Garcia played at the base of the midfield three in Saturday's 4-0 win over Elche and did very well.
It allowed Sergio Busquets to rest and Xavi said the idea originated from the club's sporting director.
"It was Jordi Cruyff's idea, he has been saying it since last season, that he thinks he has the attributes to play there," Xavi told Movistar.
"We spoke about it with the staff and had a friendly game with the B team and he did well there. It was a great performance today. We could have a great pivot on our hands."