UPS AND DOWNS IN THE BETIS-BARÇA
Umtiti is not bad... But he is a poorer version of himself
Published:10/02/2020 - 14:30h
Updated:10/02/2020 - 14:30h
Samuel Umtiti got in the first team of Barça again against Real Betis, and although he was not bad, he did not shine either. The french has not just recovered his best level and is a poorer version of himself
The FC Barcelona had to suffer to tie up three points in his visit to Benito Villamarín, where the Real Betis put him the difficult things and forced him to trace back to go back home with the smile put. In a clash with a lot of football, controversial and tension, the Catalans knew to hit in the suitable moments to follow threatening to the Real Madrid, that commands in the classification of LaLiga with three points of advantage.
The performance of the Barcelona in Seville divides in lights and shadows, because although there were some lighthouses like Leo Messi and Frenkie of Jong, indisputable leaders on the terrain of game, there were other footballers that were not to the height, and that they will have to follow working to help to the community in the demanding fight by the titles. Soon it will return the Champions League, and the team has to follow improving if it wants to arrive far.
Between the distinguished in territory heliopolitano is Samuel Umtiti, that no bad juice... But neither it was well. This begins to be a tonic too usual in the one of Yaundé, that in what it goes of season has parked his physical problems -accumulates a total of 12 parties in all the competitions- but does not achieve to surrender to the excellent level that had reached before complicating in a carousel of injuries.
The statistics protect his performance in front of the Andalusians, since it was the culé with more passes made and with more recoveries of balloon -8, as Nélson Semedo and Ter Stegen-. It is necessary to take into account, this yes, that the majority of his sendings (101) were to backwards, although it left good quota in attempts to forward. It connected 22 times with the goalkeeper, 20 with Sergi Roberto, 11 with the luso and 11 with Clément Lenglet.
But the feelings leave a lot that wish, since it saw him slow and something desubicado, as in the majority of his recent apparitions. It combines played brilliant with faults of attention and dangerous failures, and are missing him the confidence and the freshness that turned him into one of the best of the world in his place. In the next months will face an examination that could be determinant for his future.
The summer 2020 will decide the future of Umtiti
With 26 years and observing his performance does two seasons, Umtiti could be in the highest point of his career, but his problems have carried him slope down and could confront to an important decision to final of course. When it arrive the summer 2020 and open again the market of signings, the Barça will have to choose if it gives him a new opportunity or opts for giving off of him, tanteando the interest of any of his beaux. Although his agreement extends until 2023, by a near quantity to 50 million euros could do the cases.