Samuel Umtiti in the party against the Elche


This is the reason by which Umtiti was to title in front of the Elche and no against the Cornellà

Published:26/01/2021 - 17:46h

Updated:26/01/2021 - 17:53h

Samuel Umtiti saw minutes against Elche again and performed at an outstanding level throughout the game, while Lenglet and Araujo were ‘forced’ to start against Cornellà

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Samuel Umtiti saw again minutes in the Martínez Valero after two weeks to having contested his last party. To the equal that in Granada, the central Frenchman showed in front of the Elche that it can be a fundamental piece without being to the one hundred by one hundred of his physical capacities. Umtiti Played ones more than resaltantes 90 minutes in an afternoon in which Ronald Koeman could give rest to an overburden Lenglet that has been indisputable in the last crashes.

Many questioned on the reason whereby the technician took the decision of 'squeeze' to Araujo and Lenglet in Cornellà after the pair of head offices contested two consecutive extentions in the Supercopa of Spain. Taking into account the entity of the rival, for many resulted more coherent to give entrance to Umtiti in Cornellà with the end to give him rest to Araujo or to Lenglet so that they could arrive to tone to the crash in front of the Elche, where the Barça could not allow at all more than carrying the three points. However, the entrance of the French in the eleven postponed until this Sunday. His knee was the reason of this decision.

The state of the knee of the French return even more hurtful that play on artificial lawn, where the risk to suffer a new complication in his delicate knee is greater. Considering these appearances, and in a decision consensuada between doctors and player, Koeman decided to preserve to Umtiti until the crash in front of the Elche, where at last could rest Lenglet.

Now, only it subtracts that the Dutch technician find the moment to give him also a break to Araujo. The charrúa finds in a very good moment of form, but this does not remove the frantic rhythm that is contesting in this month of January. Besides, taking into account that Gerard Hammered is not, Koeman does not want to run risks.

The Barça, with scarce defensive resources

Koeman Does not have a wide fan of options of head offices that offer the necessary confidence to contest the commitments that the Barça has to confront, as without mattering the size of the rival, has been imperative to win during this season because of the deficient start that presented and whereby saw mermar his competitiveness. His main falencia presents in the defensive axis, therefore the technician has like owing main to avoid at all costs that this prejudice on a large scale to the group.

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