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Umtiti prepares for a Barça's Champions League match 435 days after the last one

Published:18/11/2019 - 20:17h

Updated:18/11/2019 - 20:17h

Samuel Umtiti wants to get ready to help Barça in the fight for the titles, and his next goal is a Champions League match. The french is already preparing himself thoroughly to face a game in Europe 435 days after the last one

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Samuel Umtiti goes back to be news in the FC Barcelona, and this time does not have to neither to injuries neither to the expected decisions on his future. The one of Yaundé participated in the last commitment of the Catalans in LaLiga before the stop of selections, and during the free days that has supposed his absence with the selection, has been preparing to consciousness for his next big aim: His comeback in the Champions League.

The next 27 November, the culés measure to the Borussia Dortmund, and the Frenchman could play in Europe 435 days afterwards. For the visit of the Germans to the Camp Nou, Ernesto Valverde has the drops by injury of Nélson Semedo and Jordi Alba and by sanction of Gerard Hammered, what has opened the door to that the ex of the Olympique of Lyon do couple in the axis of the saga with his compatriot and unexpected successor, Clément Lenglet.

If the technician does not decide to take a step forward with Jean-Clair Todibo, will be the champion of the world the one who return to an international appointment, the first since it confronted to the PSV Eindhoven on 18 September 2018. In a duel that finish with a 4-0 favourable to the square barcelonista, the central was expelled, and his carousel of physical problems did the rest. No longer it is a surprise for anybody that disappear of the announcements.

During the international parties of November, Umtiti has made a specific treatment to reinforce his knee, that has carried him by the street of the bitterness since it forced to participate and win the World-wide of Russia. With other setbacks by the way, his fragility has planted him in the sight, but ausentó of a friendly charitable and of some trainings to fine-tune his tuned.

After having measured to Eibar and Celtic of Vigo with good feelings, put it is to obtain a regularity that throws a lot in fault, and that has done him happen to be one of the best defences of the world to a secondary with little participation in the Barça. The football is the only way to recover his status, and the final against the germanos will put him to proof before that the sight to Giuseppe Meazza that will close the phase of groups.

The summer 2020 could be key for Umtiti

The market of signings of the summer 2020 could be key for the future of Umtiti, because it will determine if it remains or no in the Barça. In the months that remain of the present season, in the club will evaluate the availability and the performance of the French, because if there is not a mejoría necessary for both parts, could opt by a traspaso and for looking for to a substitute that go back to do smile to the fans. The football of elite does not expect to anybody, and after a series of bad decisions, to 'Big Sam' touches him put the batteries.

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