DOUBTS ON HIS RETURN
Umtiti fulfilled 100 games with Barça on his return after the injury
Published:10/11/2019 - 10:17h
Updated:10/11/2019 - 10:17h
Samuel Umtiti played 100 matches with the FC Barcelona shirt against Celta de Vigo. The Frenchman returned after his injury to the Galicians and formed a partner with Piqué as before. He began hesitantly, but improved with the passing of the minutes
Samuel Umtiti had this past varied Saturday reasons of celebration. The first, as it could not be of another way, went his turn to the terrains of game after having surpassed his last injury. The second, and probably more significant, that fulfilled 100 parties with the T-shirt of the FC Barcelona in the meeting against the Galicians.
These 100 crashes contested like blaugrana divide in 66 in League, 18 in Champions League, 13 in Glass of Rey and 3 in Supercopa of Spain. In all these clashes, the defender attained to mark only two targets. One of them went precisely in front of the Celtic of Vigo in the campaign of his première.
The central French formed couple in the saga barcelonista beside Gerard Hammered, as it was used to to do before his knee turned him into prescindible. The Frenchman arrived to Can Barça in the summer of 2016 to turn into the couple of dance of the Catalan, and did it during several campaigns. Many considered him one of the best of the world and by performance, went it. But the injury of knee has finished him condemning this last year.
Clément Lenglet has removed him the place in the Barcelona, but Umtiti still has not surrendered and against the Celtic looked for to claim. It did not play from 19 October, against the Eibar, since it went back to lesionarse of the knee and has not recovered until this week. Against the Slavia did not play neither a minute, but in front of the celtiñas Valverde has wanted to give him an opportunity.
In the first compasses of the meeting, the ex of the Olympique of Lyon gave the feeling to be too unsure and left too many doubts. The forwards of the Celtic him presionaron a lot and the French did not have break in the exit of balloon. Iago Sails neither put it to him easy and, when seeing that it was not of the all entonado, went to by him without miramientos.
With the step of the minutes, the performance of the central improved and the errors left to be so evident, but still like this no finished him to see of the all comfortable in the party. On the other hand, after so many weeks inactivo, is normal that cost him start in front of a team like the Celtic. With the step of the meetings, the defender would have to recover the form, but to these heights already few trust that it go to keep healthy so much time.
It concerns his slowness in the movements
His speed of reaction is one of the things that more concerns in the barcelonismo. So much time without playing regularly and so many physical problems have done him lose this speed tip and of reaction that did him arrive before that the contrary in the crosses. Now, it suffers much more when it has to displace, it is used to to arrive late, it does more lacking and gives a feeling of doubt almost constant. Only the step of the parties and of the time will say if it can or not recovering his best level.