FIGHT IN THE DEFENSE
Umtiti and Lenglet will compite for the place this pre-season
Published:20/07/2019 - 16:04h
Updated:20/07/2019 - 16:09h
Clément Lenglet took advantage for his great past season and he is the favourite to play in the 'culé' defense. Umtiti spent the last season injured and he didn't play very much. This pre-season both will fight for the place
The FC Barcelona fichó the past season to Clément Lenglet pertinent of the Seville. The French central youngster had completed a big campaign with the group sevillista and arrived to the Camp Nou to compete with Samuel Umtiti by the place of left-handed head office. But Lenglet had a lot of more responsibility of which expected when the ex of the Olympique of Lyon fell lesionado to beginnings of the past course. The one of Beauvais occupied his place in the eleven and practically no it soltó in all the year.
Not even when Umtiti recovered of the all of his problems in the knee Lenglet left to be the companion of Gerard Hammered in the centre of the defence. His performance was spectacular all the campaign and won the confidence of Ernesto Valverde, that followed having he until with the '23' recovered. But this pre-season all begin of zero and both will have to go back to struggle for doing with this place in the alignment type of the Barça.
This place could have been perfectly for Matthijs of Ligt, that was the big aim of the Barcelona for the centre of his defence. The Dutch sounded during months like reinforcement blaugrana, but finally decided to refuse the proposal of Josep Maria Bartomeu and decided to accept the one of the Juventus of Turín. The ex captain of the Ajax is already officially new player bianconero and this does that they are Umtiti and Lenglet those that opt to form couple with Hammered in the saga.
After his grandísima last season, Lenglet has something of advantage in this fight. Valverde Remained gratamente surprised with him and has him in very high esteem. The ex sevillista is very sobrio in all what does and to his big defensive capacity joins a big exit of balloon. It is not so fast neither so technical like Umtiti, but yes seems that to day of today is more regular and safer in all his actions in defence. This does him win points for a 'Txingurri' that always prevails the defensive security.
The útima campaign has left touched to an Umtiti that has to go back to his best prompt level. The ex of the Lyon was does only two years one of the best head offices of the season and being to 100% there are few better defenders that he. But this has to go back it to show on the terrain of game and it will be necessary to see if it finishes it achieving. Also it will depend of the state of his maltrecha knee and of the opportunities that offer him Valverde, that it will be necessary to see if for real it considers to retell with him for this place to title.
Todibo Will be the fourth head office
Whatever happens between Lenglet and Umtiti and his conflict for being headlines, what is clear is that Jean-Clair Todibo will be the fourth head office of the staff. It will be the alternative to Gerard Hammered and to his two compatriots and expects that it was to the height. It is very young and still is green, but at the side of players of this level could learn and grow to steps enlarged. Has potential to be a big defender, but it will be necessary to see if it fulfils in the opportunities that offer him the trainer barcelonista.