Umtiti and Lenglet during a training


Lenglet and Umtiti: French duel to seduce Setién

Published:2/02/2020 - 17:14h

Updated:2/02/2020 - 20:44h

Gerard Piqué is untouchable in the defense of FC Barcelona, ​​but his partner in the central axis is not so clear: Lenglet and Umtiti fight for a position

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Quique Setién only has directed four parties like trainer of the first team of the FC Barcelona, by what is normal that, to these heights, still was not clear which is his eleven type. There are some footballers that seem indisputable for the Cantabrian, whereas many others will have a hard competition to do with the place.

In the axis of the defence have examples of the two types. In the first place, Gerard Hammered, that does long that it is usual headline and that, from the course of Carles Puyol, has turned into the indisputable leader of the saga. However, there is a lot of more doubts about his couple of dance in the centre of the retaguardia, with Samuel Umtiti and Clément Lenglet like candidates.

The first won to the barcelonismo since it arrived pertinent of the Olympique of Lyon and even arrived him to compare with Puyol. However, the injuries him lastraron in profit of his compatriot, that had been fichado of the Seville and that did not take in assaulting the place with a very solid performance that quickly convinced to Ernesto Valverde.

With the Txingurri, Lenglet won clearly the game in front of his mate but, with Quique Setién, seems that the game will go back to begin from zero. In fact, Umtiti is being the headline in the parties of League whereas the ex-sevillista is playing more in Glass of Rey. For the moment, both alternate the place and does not seem at all clear who will play in important parties.

The advantages of each one

To technical level, Samuel Umtiti is a footballer very very gifted and that, without place to doubts, gives better fluidity that his mate when taking out the balloon played. In this sense, is a footballer of 'profile Setién', although of course still has not achieved to recover the physical state that had before his injury in the knee. If recobra this level, part with a lot of advantage to recover the place.

Nevertheless, in the last season and average, there is not doubt that the level of Lenglet has been very upper to the of his compatriot. The French always leaves a very correct performance, is very serious backwards, commits very few errors and goes well in the aerial game. If both are to the one hundred by one hundred, is true that Umtiti is very difficult to surpass, but being objective with the seen in the last months, Lenglet has the forward.

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