January 06 News Lecce beat Lazio 2-1 at home yesterday, club chairman Dami
Yani accepted an exclusive interview with TMW today, and he also talked about Umtiti’s outstanding performance.
"Signing Umtiti was never about marketing, even though when he first arrived a lot of people thought it was just a stunt, me and the sporting director have been explaining to everyone that signing Umtiti is purely a matter of marketing.
A technical decision, it’s a great opportunity for Lecce."
Why can’t a World Cup champion like him play in recent years?
Umtiti was put out of the project by the team for reasons that I don’t understand, it was Barcelona’s decision, I can only say that Lecce is an ideal opportunity for rebirth, he was not in good shape when he joined
Okay, but after the training camp, he has fully integrated into the team. Although Lecce is a small club, we are as mature in terms of organizational structure as many big clubs.
What do you think of the racist incident that happened yesterday?
There were already some insulting slogans against Banda in the first half, and the attacks on Umtiti became more and more serious in the second half. The best way to respond is that our fans shouted Umtiti’s name throughout the game,
Tried to drown out the racism, but those things were seen by everyone, including the players on the field, and Umtiti showed World Cup winner style in the second half, and he gave a lot.
Umtiti in tears after being racially abused by Lazio fans, Infantino speaks out in solidarity