DOES NOT LIFT HEAD SINCE 2018
Umtiti's Calvary at Barça since the World Cup
Published:27/10/2019 - 11:56h
Updated:27/10/2019 - 11:56h
Samuel Umtiti has been having an ordeal at Barça for a year and, for the moment, has not managed to change his situation. The Frenchman has lost his place in the Barca team and injuries are still his biggest enemy to return to his level
The involution that has suffered Samuel Umtiti in the FC Barcelona is worthy of study. The central French has happened in less than a year to be one of the best of the world to be little more than a secondary of luxury. And this role only can it occupy when it is not lesionado, something that along this year and little does not have sucedido in too many occasions.
The dump that it has hit the career of the ex of the Olympique of Lyon has been fault of the injuries that comes suffering from beginnings of the past campaign. Already they can consider chronic physical problems, since since it has not attained to recover of the all in any moment. Whenever it seems that it already is smart and prepared to recover his best version, another injury separates him of the terrains of game.
His left knee is his heel of Achilles and is what prevents him be the safe defender, fast and imponente that went during two years in the Barça. With 17 years operated him in this zone and extracted him the meniscus. All was with normality and followed his career as if at all it had happened, but in 2018 all exploded him in the face.
After a good season with the Barcelona, the central was to the World-wide with France to do couple with Rapha Varane. With the group barcelonista, the ex canterano of the Lyon had finished renqueante the course by annoyances in this left knee. To be with his country, he decided to not to operate and do a conservative treatment. With the selection gala finished completing a World-wide flawless and went of the best defences of the tournament.
Everything changed after the World-wide of Russia
Everything seemed to go back to go well and there was not at all worrisome in the performance of the French on the field, but began the course with his team and everything changed. To finals of September of 2018 was when the career of Umtiti began to go slope down and without brakes. The footballer happened good part of the past season lesionado and, when it went back, did not show to be to 100%
Clément Lenglet has eaten him terrain and has removed him the place of way, seems, definite. Umtiti Recovered in February of this year, but hardly played seven parties of League the past campaign. Besides, only two of them were of consecutive form and only contested them because LaLiga already was won.
This course had to be the one of his redemption and aimed that it could contest him again the place to Lenglet, but the injuries are going back to do mella in him. Already it has lost eight parties by injury and only has played one, the one of Eibar. It is evident that, to his level, is one of the best of the world, but the Frenchman has gone in in a negative spiral of which seems very difficult that go out. If they do not change a lot the things, will be one of the firm candidates to abandon the Barça in June of 2020.