The French defender aims to earn his place back in the team.
Xavi Hernandez has had three training sessions with the available team players since most of the squad is on international duty.
Journalist Javi Miguel reported that Samuel Umtiti had surprised Xavi Hernandez quite a lot. The Egarense coach has personally congratulated him, and the whole squad even applauded him. Umtiti can have his first minutes this season after the international break commences.
The player has been battling a massive injury crisis for the last two years and has ultimately been out of favour by the previous three managers. He even cried in front of Juan Laporta when he was asked to find a new club.
Hopefully, if his form in training continues, he might be able to earn his place back in the squad.