LIGA – FC Barcelona – A masterclass signed Ousmane Dembélé: “That’s why I wanted him to stay”

He is different, he is unique. He must dribble, try, cross“… Xavi had once again braided laurels to Ousmane Dembélé on Saturday at a press conference, after resting him at kick-off Thursday against Villarreal (3-0). And a day later, the Frenchman justified his confidence by signing a masterclass against Athletic Bilbao (4-0).Involved in the four goals of the Blaugrana, the former Rennais delighted the Camp Nou like never before, demonstrating why Xavi continues to praise his precious qualities. And so rare.

It is no longer the same. For months now, Ousmane Dembélé Since has shown that he can be the player FC Barcelona dreamed of by snatching him from Dortmund. It lacks a little too much regularity. But he continues to meet. And hurts opposing defenses with his exceptional ability to make differences. Author of 3 goals in La Liga – four in all competitions – he has already erased his total from last season (1 goal in 21 La Liga matches, 2 in 32 games in all competitions). Sunday, Dembouz, who already has 7 assists, was however on another level. During a match, he reminded everyone of his immense talent.

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At Camp Nou to conclude this weekend, the “Mosquito” thus gave this amazing feeling with him when he is on a good day. This impression that he can destabilize the opposing defense with each ball. Above all, he weighed with all his weight. Headed scorer (please) to unblock the situation, he then offered the following goals to Sergi Roberto (18th), Robert Lewandowski (22nd) and Ferran Torres (73rd). “Dembélé was special tonight. It makes the difference”, a summary Xavi. “The team understood his game well. He was under pressure, that’s what being a winger is, it’s a coin toss. Tonight, everything went well for him. I am happy for him. I wish every game went like this. They (note: the wingers) make it difficult for me… There is a lot of rivalry. And that’s a good thing for the band.”

His coach is obviously not the only one under the spell. Opposite, Ernesto Valverde, who knows the Dembélé phenomenon well for having trained him for several years at Barça, could only bow to the performance of his former player. “It’s Ousmane Dembele! He put aside his injuries and he became an important player. He was amazing. He is a world class player. I wouldn’t mind if he was left to rest“, mentioned the Bilbao coach about the French international, whom he would have liked to possess at such a level as often when he was on the Catalan bench.

The regularity, the sequence of high-flying performances… this is obviously the key point with Ousmane Dembélé. “There are days when he struggles more, but tonight he was amazing, Xavi explains. Everything smiled at him. In football, the decisions that smoke the wingers are often all or nothing, and there all smiles to Ousmane. He must try to repeat this kind of evenings more often. That’s why I wanted him to stay“.

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