Samuel Umtiti, every time in better form


Setién's assistant explained the ownership of Samuel Umtiti

Published:19/01/2020 - 20:43h

Updated:19/01/2020 - 20:47h

The main novelty of the first eleven of Quique Setién was the ownership of Samuel Umtiti, who left Clement Lenglet on the bench against Granada

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The first eleven of Quique Setién did not carry too many novelties with regard to what already saw with Ernesto Valverde. Against the Granada, the Cantabrian technician bet for keeping the diagram 4-3-3 in an alignment formed by Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Hammered, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Arturo Vidal; Griezmann, Messi and Ansu Fati.

The titularity of Ansu Fati substituting to Luis Suárez seemed sung, and also Arturo Vidal had a lot of numbers to keep in the eleven because of the sanction of Frenkie of Jong and to that Arthur Melo finish to go out of an injury in the pubis. The most striking was the presence of Samuel Umtiti, something that already gave in the two last parties with the Txingurri and that Setién kept.

Eder Sarabia, second Barcelona trainer, commented in the previous of the party against the picture nazarí the titularity of the frank defence-Cameroonian. "Had different alternative and have opted by this, think that for the party of today is the best. There are nuances, go to see if we are aggressive in the form to attack, trying dominate in rival field, to see if we are hit in the last metres", said.

The assistant of Quique Setién also showed with many win to undertake this new stage with the première of this Sunday. "We are very ilusionados, with many win since it began the week, have had an almost whole week to be able to work, have seen to the team with a lot of will to do the things in which we have incidido", ensured.

Besides, Sarabia also left clear that the Barça has like priority handle the possession as much as offensive method like defensive. "We have analysed well the party of the first turn, also the last, and expect his best version, a good level, a strong team physically, but treats to be patient with the ball, to be able to defend with her and to have tarpaulin in the last metres", sentenced.

An eleven without revolutions

Quique Setién went in in the FC Barcelona​ the past Monday, by what only has had a week to prepare the party against the Granada. Like consequence, the eleven of the Cantabrian has not had big variations in this regard of the alignment type that was used to to employ Valverde. With the step of the weeks, expects that the new trainer go adding nuances to his onces.

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