Umtiti was pleading with Laporta not to sell him as he sought one last chance to prove himself.
He confirmed to AS: "I cried when I spoke with the president; I spoke to him with my heart. The truth is that the conversation was very important to me. I needed to speak and say things clearly; let him know that I'm fine, that I want to help the team.
"The whistles in the Gamper hurt me; I never thought that would happen. I love Barça, but it seems that it is useless. Yes, it is just the word. I have felt alone. Thank goodness that now I am strong.
"I think I have not made mistakes; I visited three or four doctors who told me that I should not have surgery and the club told me: 'ok'.
"I know we are six centrals, I know it is difficult for me but I am stubborn; I want to help the team and I am waiting for an opportunity to show that I am fine, but this is getting a bit hard."
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