UMTITI, IN THE LINEUP AGAINST VALENCIA
Setién makes clear his bet for the defense: Umtiti wins the pulse of Lenglet
Published:25/01/2020 - 16:03h
Updated:25/01/2020 - 16:03h
Setién seems to have made it clear which is his partner in the head office. The Santander decided again for Umtiti against Valencia and left Lenglet on the bench. The former Lyon already started against Granada and consolidated in the eleven
Quique Setién is beginning to take important decisions in the FC Barcelona. The Cantabrian trainer arrived to Can Barça for enderezar the course of the Barcelona and for this goes to be followed with his ideals until the last consequences. In addition to doing without Carles Pérez and to give him more importance to Riqui Puig, another of the things that seems to have decided already is his couple of central headline.
In the two parties of League that has directed the santanderino, the headline at the side of Gerard Hammered has been Samuel Umtiti to the detriment of Clément Lenglet. The ex sevillista was to title against the Ibiza in Glass of Rey, whereas the ex of the Olympique of Lyon went out of start in front of the Granada and against Valencia. The two 'tests' more important since it is in the Barça have been for Umtiti, that seems to be more than the taste of the ex of the Betis. Against the Granada, in the first of both, did not surrender badly and left good details.
Ernesto Valverde left very clear the past year and in the beginning of this that Lenglet was his defender title beside Hammered. The 'Txingurri' had blind faith in the one of Beauvais and bet by him since the champion of the world lesionó in November of 2018. Such was the insistence of the extremeño in the ex of the Seville that even began to take for granted that Umtiti would finish leaving this summer.
Apparently until the moment, Setién could change all the plans. The one of Santander is betting by the one of Yaoundé, surely with the intention to try recover his best version. The Umtiti of the campaigns 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 was to the level of the best of the world and only the problems of knee that began to have precisely in the final stretch of the course 17/18 have braked his progression.
If the ex of The Palms attains that the defender go back to be the one of before, the Barça will have won a central of elite for the next four or five years as little. With 26 years, Umtiti still has a lot of future by in front if his knee respects him and somebody trusts his possibilities. Setién Seems that it believes in him and that trusts can see again to the best 'Big Sam'. The only way to check if the international 'bleu' can be the one of before is giving him minutes and this is precisely what is doing.
The importance to take out the balloon played
Besides, perhaps the conditions of the ex of the Lyon convince more to the Cantabrian that the ones of Lenglet. Although the ex of Nancy and Seville stands out by his good exit of balloon, in his best level Umtiti even could surpass him in this appearance. To the santanderino love him the central that take out the ball played and perhaps trust more in the one of Cameroonian origin that in Clément. Also it could have influenced in this decision that the ex sevillista have gone down his provision in the last month and half or two months.