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The France international and FC Barcelona’s defender Samuel Umtiti sometimes feels like a lifeless object when forced to play against the Argentine ace Lionel Messi in training. 

 

The young France center back Samuel Umtiti has joined the Spanish giant in this summer after making 131 appearances with three goals for Lyon and he believes that the 29-year-old Argentine ace talent is not normal.

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The 23-year-old France international Samuel Umtiti, who has appeared six times for the Spanish champions since he moved to the Camp Nou from Lyon in 2016 has recently admitted in an interview that sometimes feels like a lifeless object when forced to play against the Argentine ace Lionel Messi in training and also admitted that Lionel Messi treats his teammates like "nothing more than cones" in Barcelona training.

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As Umtiti said in an interview with France Football,

“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."