Mina Observatory – Sports
Spanish reports stated that Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti asked the club’s president, Joan Laporta, for a new opportunity to prove himself in the team after a period on the bench, amid the team’s attempts to sell him, especially as he became an outcast from the technical staff because of his poor performance.
Reports indicated that “Umtiti” broke into tears during his meeting with the president, and that he complained about what he described as the bad treatment of the club’s doctors with his injury, which affected his level with the team and limited his participation, indicating that he is still able to provide more and serve the team.
It is noteworthy that “Umtiti”, during his last participation with the team, faced boos from Barcelona fans, following press leaks that indicated his refusal to leave the team or reduce his salary, which ultimately caused the departure of Lionel Messi, the club’s legend.
The reports also pointed out that “Umtiti”, during the meeting with “Laporta”, confirmed that he had overcome all the physical problems he had previously suffered, and that he was affected by the club’s lack of interest in him in previous periods, especially during the last seasons in which he barely participated with the team.
Umtiti was a key element in the Barcelona squad between 2016 and 2018, before his level declined significantly due to the successive injuries he suffered, which made him lose the opportunity to play with the team on a continuous basis.
Meanwhile, reports confirmed that Barcelona was looking for an opportunity to get rid of the Frenchman in the summer transfer period, but “Laporta” agreed to give him a new opportunity, and promised him that he would talk to coach “Ronald Koeman” about obtaining playing minutes, pointing out that the matter Now it is up to the player himself to convince the coach to take part in the matches.