France are aiming to continue their on their winning momentum as they lock horns with Denmark tonight.
However, one of France’s key attackers in Ousmane Dembele will not be available for the clash. France head coach Didier Deschamps has confirmed the forward is training alone and is not available for the game tonight.
According to Diario SPORT, Dembele does not want to risk aggravating his injury by playing for France. The forward was feeling discomfort in the aftermath of the game against Bayern Munich and does not want to take any risks, for the time being.
The Frenchman’s current priority is to play for Barcelona and help the Catalans restore their lost glory. The player has been in scintillating form in these early parts of the campaign, notably building a formidable attacking partnership with Robert Lewandowski.
Dembele wants to avoid injury even more so after the first few days of the international break that saw no less than four Barcelona players picking up knocks, including Ronald Araujo.
The Uruguayan international has picked up a thigh injury that may require surgery and could rule him out of the FIFA World Cup. Dembele wants to avoid that scenario altogether as he does not only wish to remain available for Barcelona but also take part in the World Cup with France.
In fact, winning the coveted international tournament remains one of Dembele’s greatest wishes, although the winger is likely to prioritise Barcelona for the time being.
Especially with the October schedule just around the corner, Dembele’s performances in the final third could go a long way in dictating Barcelona’s fate, at least during the first half of the campaign.
Caution could be the key for the Barça players in the meantime, not just for Dembele, but for every other Barcelona player plying their trade with the respective national teams this month.