Ousmane Dembélé has been giving a lot for him to come back stronger once club football restarts. The Frenchman has been omitted from Didier Deschamps’s France squad and, after two games on the bench under new coach Ronald Koeman, he is surely eager to prove the two legends wrong and regain his spot in both the France squad and the Barcelona starting eleven.
According to Cope, the winger plans to go back to training tomorrow despite the day of rest Koeman has given the players not called up for their national team, a testament of his will to give his all for the Catalan side he loves and cherishes. Training this well might be good to reinforce his muscle after a year without playing and, if he succeeds at Barça, he’ll look back at these training sessions with pride.
Dembélé can be so important if used well, and he needs to show it to Koeman, who preferred to go with Francisco Trincao and Pedri for the games against Celta and Sevilla. He would’ve helped in opening breaches against Sevilla, where the team lacked space and creativity in attack, Dembélé could’ve been the knife in the Andalusians’ defence.
Also, while his career at Barça has been plagued with injuries, Ousmane still had his moments, shown in the video. Important goals against Valladolid away, Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup, flashy ones such as the one against Tottenham in the Champions League or the fact he won the most points for Barça in La Liga in 2018/19 after Leo Messi shows that, when fit, the Frenchman can help Barcelona in their quest for success. Hopefully, he reaches his goal to succeed at Camp Nou.
Source: Helena Condis (Cope correspondent)