|Org||France National Team|
|Club as Player||Barcelona FC|
2016 12 03 Retrieve
[Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti gives insight on Lionel Messi’s dominance in training] He has so much ease on the ball. His talent is innate although he works a lot. In training he does things that are out of the norm. Sometimes he dribbles past everyone as if we were nothing more than cones, including me
2018 05 26 Retrieve
[Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti believes that Griezmann would be a big help to Ernesto Valverde’s team, if he moved to Camp Nou] He is a fantastic player, we know his quality. In any group, he would be important. He could help us a lot
2019 04 16 Retrieve
[From world champion to broken and error-prone - Samuel Umtiti’s miserable season] I came from an extraordinary World Cup, where my childhood dream came true. I had some problems with my knee before and during the competition. I gritted my teeth and played the best I could. During the World Cup, I didn’t necessarily do what I needed to. Or rather, I did things I should have avoided
2019 11 25 Retrieve
[Umtiti leaves Barcelona exit door open and takes aim at Griezmann’s haircut] I’d like to be a coach. I take notes from those I’ve worked under, their training sessions and what they do. Returning to Lyon is a possibility, as a player or as a coach.
[Umtiti has added to those, but has opted to focus on Griezmann’s life off the field rather than his efforts on it] I don’t like Griezmann’s haircut at all and I tell him he needs to cut it every morning. But he always says that it’s a work in progress. He also says he’s really good at basketball and he’s good but he isn’t as good as he says he is!
2020 07 03 Retrieve
[Samuel Umtiti’s injury problems appear to be taking their toll] I’d like the power to return to the past. Not to change things, but to relive the time when I was happy and didn’t know it