Losc coach, Paulo Fonseca spoke about the state of health of the world champion defender, replaced at halftime this Tuesday during the defeat against Reims.
Central defender of the Blues’ world title in 2018, Samuel Umtiti “is in the hospital» after having undergone “a concussion” during Lille’s defeat against Reims (2-1) Tuesday, said his coach Paulo Fonseca. Visibly stunned on the pitch at Stade Pierre-Mauroy after a head-on collision with the Japanese Junya Ito (34th), Umtiti (29) remained on the ground, motionless, for several minutes, taken care of by the club’s trainers. A stretcher was even brought, but “Big Sam” finally took his place on the field.
At halftime of the match, the defender who arrived this summer in Lille was replaced by Aleksandro. “He’s in the hospital, he has a concussionannounced Paulo Fonseca in a press conference after the match. We are waiting for the results to know if he will be able to play the next match.» A major player for the France team during the 2018 World Cup, Umtiti then experienced numerous injuries at FC Barcelona, playing little in the four seasons following the title. He left Catalonia this summer to relaunch his career in the North.