Samuel Umtiti is no stranger to facing Juventus as he was part of the Olympique Lyonnais team that took on the Italians in the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League. Ahead of his first meeting with ‘La Vecchia Signora’ as a Barça player, the French defender spoke of the Champions League quarter-final tie and his first season as a blaugrana in an interview with UEFA’s official media. “We will have to play really well as they have an excellent defence. I really like Bonucci, Chiellini and Barzagli,” explained the French international, showing his admiration for his Juventus counterparts.
“They’re a team, even though they have two or three individuals who really stand out. I think they’re strong as a team and they can beat almost anyone. It’s going to be a really big game,” concluded Umtiti.