Adapting to Barcelona’s style of play is easier said than done, but for centre-back Samuel Umtiti that has hardly been a problem, making a pretty strong case for the starting role.
Filling in for Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano when necessary, the calm and assured French defender has hardly missed a beat.
Confident in possession, elegant in his passing out from the back, and solid in the air and with his positioning, Barcelona have cruised to nine wins in nine matches with Umtiti on the pitch.
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The club’s search for a centre-back may finally be over, if these initial signs are anything to go by.
Culled From Marca