Asked in the columns of the Catalan press, Ronald Koeman opened the door to Samuel Umtiti.
Should there be the consequences of his recent meeting with Joan Laporta, the president of the FC Barcelona An interview that the tricolor world champion, after having emptied his bag and asked to have his chance, had left in tears. Still, the sky cleared for Samuel umtiti.
Reduced to the minimum for several months, the French defender, disturbed by numerous injuries for two years, should have a voice this season. At least that’s what Ronald Koeman assured in an interview with Sports world. “I give opportunities to players who are looking for the best for the club and who are looking to win a game. I don’t want to talk about Umtiti and Riqui but I speak in general, the coach always looks for the strongest team and everyone has their opportunities and can show the coach in training that he deserves more opportunities ” , he first assured.
And this before recognizing that the situation had changed for the former Lyonnais. “You have to work and work, and Umtiti tries to get the most out of the training. In the last two weeks, with the preseason that we’ve had, he’s physically better than last year. And if he is doing well physically, Umtiti is a very good central defender ”, he added.
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