Posted on January 7, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. by PL
In lack of playing time at FC Barcelona, Samuel Umtiti could well leave the Catalan club this winter. In the meantime, the 28-year-old defender would always remain serious in his attitude according to Xavi.
Regularly prone to injuries since the World Cup 2018 , Samuel Umtiti has gradually lost his starting place at FC Barcelona . Undesirable in the eyes of Ronald Koeman , the French international could have hoped to see his situation change with the arrival of Xavi on the Catalan bench. But obviously, Samuel Umtiti continues to have very little playing time (only 90 minutes played since the start of the season, on December 12). As a result, the Frenchman could pack his bags this winter, he who is under contract until June 2023. However, if a departure seems to be getting closer for the former OL , Samuel Umtiti would always remain serious in his attitude.
“I have no complaints about him or anyone else”
Present at a press conference this Friday before facing Granada this Saturday, Xavi affirmed that he had nothing to reproach Samuel Umtiti at the level of the behavior : “We will see what happens with Samuel (Umtiti). I have no complaints about him or anyone else. All the players are very professional. I am delighted with those who play, but also with those who do not. They are exemplary. They are exemplary. “