Umtiti criticised for Iceland display

Samuel Umtiti admits he must “improve” after Marca accused the Barcelona new boy of “raising more questions than answers” in his France debut against Iceland.

Umtiti made his France bow on Sunday in Adil Rami’s absence as France coasted to the Euro 2016 semi-finals with a 5-2 victory over Iceland, but the defender’s performance was said to have deteriorated, with the newspaper adding he was “not up” to the challenge of pushing the Sevilla man for a starting berth.

“We started the game very well, something that we couldn’t do at the start of the tournament,” he said after the game.

“We were able to manage the game well in the second half. We could’ve done better to keep out their two goals, but it was a good night.

“I tried to give the best of myself. The Coach asked me to play without complications, and that’s what I did.

“There are things to improve on, but it wasn’t bad for a debut. Everyone wants to play in the game against Germany, but the Coach will decide.

“We have to reach the final and we’ll do everything possible to make it hap

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