Umtiti opens up on his future as Lecce mortgage nears finish
The defender has regained his confidence in Serie A
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has opened up on his future after spending the season on mortgage in Serie A with Lecce.
The Frenchman has had a tough few years however has been having fun with himself in Italy, making 23 appearances to this point this season.
Umtiti says he’s regained his confidence at Lecce and has additionally revealed he’s been speaking about to Alexandre Lacazette about his want to play for Lyon once more.
“I’m still under contract with Barcelona until 2026, but it’s true that I really need to feel respected, appreciated and I feel good in Italy. I love the language, the food, the style. A return to Lyon to play with Alexandre Lacazette? Lately we were talking about it, I would really like to play with him again before the end of my career,” he mentioned.
“It’s too early to speak about it, however sure for me Lecce is a springboard. Everybody thought I used to be useless, however I knew I used to be coming right here to bounce again and go larger once more.
“I’m doing very well, I’m happy after these four difficult years, these four difficult years. In the end, I managed to find a smile and the desire to play football again. I knew that if I was given that confidence back, I was going to be able to express myself as I did a few years back.”
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Umtiti additionally spoke about his group’s relegation battle and the way staying up will really feel a bit like profitable a title. Lecce are at the moment in sixteenth place within the desk however solely three factors off the drop zone forward of the ultimate two video games of the season.