Umtiti acts as ‘father’ in Lille


Samuel Umtiti (29 years old) continues the good dynamics surrounding him after his departure from Barça. The French player, who had a great performance last year in Lecce Italian, played his first game as a starter in Lille. He could not get the victory but played 90 minutes with his new team.

He Lille, who is bound as a guest against Stade Rennais (2-2), is sixth with eight points and Paulo Fonseca He wanted to try out a new pair of centre-backs last weekend. Umtiti shared behind by Lenny Yoro17 years old, and mentored him in the first game he started in the starting eleven.

The former Barça player spoke about the same thing after the match in statements reported by ‘L’Equipe’: “Young players listen; It’s easy for me. The group was working well, but I realized that right away This team is a little lacking in leadership. and silence too. Some lack it in difficult situations. “I have to play this role.”

The defender, who returned to Ligue 1 after 11 years, He said he was ready to lead with the help of his colleagues: “Everyone brings their experience. I am not God. Would I change everything? Nope. We should all listen, both Leny like me, when talking in the field. I told him I don’t care about age. He also needs to talk because, behind, we can see everything. This team needs to be more mature. I have to contribute my grain of sand for the team to understand that to win sometimes you have to be a ‘dog’ and we don’t care about a good game.

Barça and Umititi parted ways last year

He Barça and Umtiti They agreed to terminate the Frenchman’s contract at the end of last June. After seven seasons as a Barça player, the French defender said goodbye Barcelona whose career has fallen since he achieved the World Cup with France. His knee injury prevented him from returning to what he was, and to this new stage will strive to continue the good performances he has achieved Italy.

Source: La Verdad


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