His teammate in France's national team André-Pierre Gignac praised the future Blaugrana centre-back
Samuel Umtiti was the big surprise of France's starting eleven in the European Championships semi-finals. After a good game in quarter-final against Iceland, a game in which he replaced Rami who was banned, the young centre-back won his place in the starting eleven. Umtiti made a remarkable game, and after the final whistle some of his teammates praised him for it.
"Umtiti has got the quality to play as a starter in Barça, he has a lot of character", Gignac said after the game. "He is a young guy with a lot of quality and I think he is ready to play in any team", he added. Another of the qualities that stood out about the future Blaugrana player is his sense of companionship: "I am glad for him because he is a good guy, for real."