Umtiti: When Messi is with the ball, he passes us like we’re cones

umtiti-One of the play­ers of FC Barcelona cur­rent­ly liv­ing his child­hood dream is Samuel Umti­ti. In an inter­view with France Foot­ball, the French­man was full of prais­es for for his team­mates espe­cial­ly Andre Ini­es­ta and Lionel Mes­si.

Ini­es­ta has the abil­i­ty of mak­ing dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions go easy. His bird’s eye view of game is out­stand­ing. Just like Ney­mar, he doesn’t go pass an oppo­nent with drib­bles, but with con­trol of the ball. Right from the goal­keep­er, all play­ers are very tech­ni­cal in Barcelona.

He also had com­pli­men­ta­ry words for Lionel Mes­si as he spoke to France Foot­ball, “Messi’s tal­ent is inbuilt even though he tries to improve on them. He has so much ease with the ball and does thing that are out of nor­mal dur­ing train­ing. When he’s with the ball, he pass­es us like we are cones on the grass and it includes me.”

The 23 years old agreed he fell in love with Frank Rijkaard’s Barcelona because of their ‘cul­ture of vic­to­ry’. A team that had the likes of Ronald­in­ho and Deco which was seen as the best com­bi­na­tion as at then. But he acknowl­edged he was bored by Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona.

I told my friends that Barcelona was less pas­sion­ate in the time of Pep Guardi­o­la. I’ve always loved Bar­ca, but when they keep pos­sess­ing the ball for ten years, it becomes bor­ing. Lat­er, their play changed back to what it was,” said the defend­er.

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