THE TITULARITY, AT STAKE
Umtiti presses Lenglet with another good game
Published:22/12/2019 - 10:26h
Updated:22/12/2019 - 10:26h
Samuel Umtiti seems completely recovered from the knee injury that gave him so many problems. Against Alavés, he returned to give a good level
Ernesto Valverde took advantage of the last party of this 2019 to make rotations. In this way, against the Sportive Alavés, had his opportunity footballers like Arturo Vidal, Carles Aleñá or Samuel Umtiti. All they surrendered to a good level and, especially in the case of the central French, is a relief can see him play good parties.
After year and half with problems in the knee, Umtiti seems to be recovering the physical tone. It is true that no sees him so fast as in his best version, but his performance goes growing split to party and begins to see like a resource more than feasible to accompany to Gerard Hammered in the axis of the defence in the eleven type of this Barça of Valverde.
This increasing level of Umtiti coincides in a moment something lower of Clément Lenglet, by what the owner of the place of left-handed head office begins to put to debate. From the past season, the ex of the Seville is indisputable at the side of Hammered, but if his compatriot achieves to reach his best version, has all the ballots to finish recovering the place that belonged him in his moment.
In full faculties, Umtiti is a fast defence, powerful physically and ideal to do of marker. It showed it when it arrived pertinent of the Olympique of Lyon snatching him the place to Javier Mascherano and also in the French selection, in which it also wants to recover the place. His performance against the Alavés is a proof more than the good intentions of the player.
The ordeal of Umtiti
Samuel Umtiti carries long dragging physical problems and, in concrete, from finals of 2017. Everything began with a muscular injury that kept him was a pair of months, but afterwards began the problems with his knee that, in spite of the recommendations of the doctors, the French did not want to fix by means of an operation to be able to be present in the World-wide.
Since, Umtiti hardly has been able to have continuity. The French has lost numerous announcements and has been separated of the titularity by Lenglet, that has finish him removing the place at the side of Hammered. However, the last parties, in which it has played to a big level, give a good dose of optimism of face to recover his place in the FC Barcelona.