Samuel Umtiti in a duel with a player of the Elche


Umtiti could take his place in the eleven from Lenglet in Barça-Athletic

Published:29/01/2021 - 11:32h

Updated:29/01/2021 - 11:32h

Samuel Umtiti could start again with Barça this Sunday against Athletic. The Frenchman already started against Elche leaving good feelings, and after resting in the Cup he could have minutes again against the Bilbao

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Samuel Umtiti went back to the titularity in the Elche-FC Barcelona of this past Sunday. For surprise of many, Ronald Koeman decided to include to the French in the eleven initial, as it already did against the Granada does some weeks. From this meeting in the New The Cármenes, the Frenchman had not gone back to contest neither an alone minute, by what there was win to see how answered in a duel of maximum requirement.

Although the ilicitanos did not attack too much, it is necessary to stand out the good performance of the of Yaoundé in the Martínez Valero. The frank-Cameroonian completed a very solid crash and followed with the good feelings that left in Granada. It was to the crossing when it had to do it, did not lose almost any individual duel by his zone and with balloon was sensacional in all his interventions.

By all this, Koeman would be posing seriously retell with him for the crash in front of the Athletic Club of this Sunday. The culés go back to LaLiga after the eighth of final of Glass of the King against the Ray Vallecano and the Frenchman could go out of start. His competition by the place will be Clément Lenglet, that was to title in Vallecas and that it could rest in the championship suspender belt.

Ronald Araújo, that also went out of start in Glass, sum also a lot of minutes in this month of January, but the charrúa is in a state of form so impressive that will be complicated that the technician feels it. The Uruguayan is right now the defence more in shape of the Barcelona and one of which better are in LaLiga, by what the doubt would have to be who goes him to accompany in the centre of the saga.

In this case, it gives the impression that Umtiti could split with more options that Lenglet because of his good party in Elche and to the fact that it did not play neither a minute in Vallecas. In a so loaded calendar of parties like the one of this campaign, give rest to the mainstays of the team is key, and more when the Barça goes so just with the central by fault of the injury of Gerard Hammered.

Lenglet Is far of his best level

Besides, it is necessary to say that the ex of the Seville carries time underneath of the big level that exhibited during an important stretch of the past course and of the previous. The one of Beauvais is far of his best version and this gives him options to 'Big Sam', that is better physically, that takes care his knee each day and that it wants to recover his status in the club. The last word will have it Koeman, that will have to decide who of the two accompanies to Araújo.

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