Luis Enrique gave his team players a day off after having a victorious game at Celtic Park. Except Iniesta who still came out to work and recover from his injury. Not only Iniesta but also Umtiti and Mathieu were out to be ready for the game against Real Madrid on Saturday.
Ter Stegen opened a question and answer session with fans on his Twitter. Among numerous questions asked by fans, there was one which was not a pleasing one. This one particular question is purely a racist question on Umtiti in which Ter Stegen did not hesitate to kick off.
Next week Saturday, FC Barcelona will welcome Malaga for the Week 12 La Liga match which will kick off by 4:15 pm CET. Malaga is a less tougher opponent for Barca which should leave Luis Enrique less worried ahead of the next Lal Liga clash. But the reality is that Luis Enrique is more troubled than he should be because of the state of his defense lineup.
Now Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba will occupy the right and left back for Barcelona in the next Champions League match on Wednesday. The center back will certainly be among Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano and Samuel Umtiti. Of course, Pique does not have to fight for a place because he’s the no.1 man at the defence lineup. Now the contest will be between Umtiti and Mascherano.
FC Barcelona published the complete 18 man list of players that will face Celta Vigo on Sunday (today). Injured Messi and Umtiti were left back to continue their recovery while Jordi Masip and Aleix Vidal were left behind.
Since Umtiti started suffering knee problem in September 20, his recovery process have not being anywhere near the grass. Today the coach confirmed he’s back on the pitch which is a big improvement on his state of fitness. Although he trains alone on the field which is way better than the gym.
The first team under the supervision of Luis Enrique have had their final workout that prepares them for the Sunday game against Celta Vigo. All first team players were available for the session except Lionel Messi and Samuel Umtiti who are still in the recovery precess from sustained injury.[VIDEO BELOW]
The Champions League game for FC Barcelona will be against Manchester City. It will be one of the most anticipated group stage game in the competition. However, the coaching crew and staff will try to make sure the entire team goes into the game in a perfect condition. The technical team maintains that if Barca can beat Pep Guardiola’s side, then they’re on the verge of securing a top spot in Group C of the UCL.
Of all Barca’s new signing, Samuel Umtiti have being very outstanding. The former Lyon captain have being consistent in the lineup of Luis Enrique and his role in the first team is beginning to be of great relevance to the team. The central defender spoke to Cadena SER radio which he talked on the main reason of his success in the team.