Ronald Koeman has hit the key. The FC Barcelona coach has found his best run of results since he arrived at the Camp Nou and the team starts to work, especially in attack. In defense, on the other hand, he continues to leave many doubts and there are players who do not finish giving the level. Samuel umtiti was singled out against Granada CF, but if the Frenchman plays it is precisely because he has snatched the position from Clement Lenglet.
The latter was not having a good season. He had established himself as a starter during the first half of the season due to the losses of Gerard Piqué and Umtiti himself, in addition to an untimely injury to Ronald Araujo. Lenglet became during many parties in the leader of the rear, but his poor performance has caused Koeman to sit him on the bench for the benefit of his compatriot.
The fact is that now it has been known that Lenglet is not only a substitute by technical decision, but also due to a small injury. “You have discomfort in your knee. They do not prevent him from playing, but he is not fine“, reported the journalist Santi Ovalle in the program sports from Ser string.
🔹 Lenglet has knee discomfort. They do not prevent him from playing but he is not fine, according to @santiovalle in @EsportsSER
🔹 Neto has not had a good attitude since he was a substitute in the Super Cup, according to @LaTdT
In fact, he asked to leave in January.
– Sique RodríguezGairí (@SiqueRodriguez) February 3, 2021
Koeman detracts from Lenglet
Since Umtiti returned to the dynamics of the first team, Lenglet has lost prominence. Clément has been a substitute against Granada in the Copa del Rey, Athletic and Elche, in addition to not playing the league game against Granada itself due to the accumulation of warnings. On the other hand, he did start in the tie against Rayo Vallecano, which shows that his role has gone from being key to secondary. At least until this Wednesday, when Umtiti returned to curdle a game to be forgotten.