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Umtiti:”Messi dribbles past team-mates like cones”

Messi and Umtiti

Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti has already felt the lethal brilliance of Lionel Messi during his short time at Barca.

“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.”

Umtiti is a big fan of the new Barcelona playing style, unlike the previous tiki-taka. He has condemned Pep Guardiola’s playing style as “boring”