Samuel Umtiti, before a match in the Camp Nou


Maximum prudence with Samuel Umtiti so he won't be the new Vermaelen

Published:14/11/2019 - 22:43h

Updated:15/11/2019 - 01:31h

Samuel Umtiti did not play this Wednesday in Cartagena, and no because he was injured. In FC Barcelona didn't want to risk his physical state when finishing to go out of an injury

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State of alert with Samuel Umtiti. The central French played to a good level against the Celtic of Vigo after having recovered of his enésima injury, but this Wednesday was not summoned to contest beside his available mates the friendly solidario in front of the Cartagena. There was an explanation, and at all has to see with a relapse in his annoyances as it has especulado from some means.

And it is that the FC Barcelona wants to 'mimar' to the maximum the physicist of Samuel Umtiti, and by this reason rid him of the friendly in the Carthage Nova so that it could follow with the specific plan of training that has like aim recover his best level. It fits to remember that Gerard Hammered will be sanctioned by accumulation of yellow cards against the Borussia Dortmund, in the fifth day of the phase of groups of the Champions League.

The FC Barcelona will play the pass to eighth of final like first of group, something that only will achieve if it wins to the Germans. In this sense, Ernesto Valverde and company did not want to risk to a possible injury of Umtiti in front of the Cartagena -seeing the curriculum that brought in the last months-, and has decided prepare him physically of the most conservative way so that it form couple with Lenglet in the commitment of League of Champions.

Since it played the ninety minutes of the Leganés-Barça (2-1) of the past campaign, Umtiti crosses a horrible dynamics of injuries: it has not chained two parties followed of the 68 officials that has faced since his team, and in the club has grown the unrest to him, as it ensures the newspaper 'Sport', when thinking that forced too much his physicist to be present in the World-wide of Russia 2018.

From the international tournament has accumulated a big quantity of physical problems, and the will of the Barça is to minimise them to the maximum so that they do not go back to repeat . Like this it wants to avoid that Umtiti turn into the 'new Vermaelen', a central that always was an excellent defender, but that by fault of the injuries could not chain a good series of consecutive parties playing in the Barcelona. It did not go to the end of his sportive career in the entity culé when it left backwards his physical problems, at least during a good season.

The Barça needs to recover to the best Umtiti

Recently more than a year, the FC Barcelona armoured the agreement of Samuel Umtiti with a clause that happened of 60 to 500 million euros, and does not want that his efforts to retain to the French, with improvement of included index card, have done in vain. In this sense, is possible that Umtiti have minutes in the next party of League Santander against the Leganés to the detriment of Lenglet, that will come worn out to play the parties with France.

This would be the best way to prepare to Umtiti of face to the party of some days afterwards against the Borussia Dortmund, on 27 November in the Camp Nou. Valverde Still does not trust of the all in the provision of Todibo, and would wish that Umtiti and Lenglet form a solid couple of head offices in front of the picture germano. It will hold the physicist of Umtiti to contest a party of similar intensity? We will know it in two weeks.

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