On contrary to what was expected, the atmosphere in Barcelona is not good after the end of the quarantine. That’s because the Barcelona board is reportedly tired of Frenchmen Ousmane Dembele and Samuel Umtiti’s indiscipline cases even after having a long time off.
According to ‘ESPN’, the French duo’s acts of indiscipline have increased. According to reports, Umtiti arrived at the second activity session half an hour late on last Saturday.
In addition, he had to leave shortly thereafter due to an injury suffered in the training, and he’s expected to be out of action for nearly three weeks. During this three-week period, Umtiti will be under the care of the Barcelona medical department.
We can say that Umtiti’s physical conditions are not ideal, as the players have just returned from a two-month period with no games or training sessions whatsoever.
There’s also the Ousmane Dembele situation. Still, according to ESPN, the former Borussia Dortmund player didn’t show up at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday. At the meeting, the Frenchman would have his injuries assessed.
It is worth remembering that, back in February, the player ended up getting injured once again.
With that, we can say that Barcelona doesn’t have luck with its French players. They’ve got Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, and he can’t even get into the Catalan’s front-three, even with Luis Suarez injured as well.
Then, Dembele, who needs to grow up mentally – and this is a problem for him since Borussia Dortmund times- and is always injured.
Finally, we’ve got Umtiti, who’s throwing away the best opportunity of his career because of silly indiscipline acts.
Maybe a more experienced manager would help them. I’m sure that coaches like Jose Mourinho and Zinedine Zidane would have these players out at their first act of indiscipline.
Barcelona has basically two options: Quique Setien needs to punish these undisciplined players, or Barca needs to put these players for sale.