Thursday, October 28, 2021

Writing History! Umtiti Speaks After Heading France To World Cup Final

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Samuel Umtiti headed France to the World Cup final but believes it’s a teamwork.

France beat Belgium 1-0 in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday night to confirm their passage to the tournament’s final for the first time since 2006, after Thierry Henry led the nation to lift the trophy in 1998. They will now face the winner of the semifinal match between Croatia and England in the final scheduled to hold in Moscow on Sunday.

“It’s a huge source of pride,” Umtiti told reporters in Saint Petersburg. “We work a lot, we have done it together. I’m the one who scores, but we all had a great game, and that’s what it took to get to the final.

“I’m proud of everyone. They did their work in 1998 and now we are doing ours, writing our own history. One of our goals was to reach the final, I’m very happy.” Umtiti currently plays as a defender for Spanish club Barcelona.

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