Bled several times by his coach because of his extraterritorial behavior, Ousmane Dembélé did nothing to fix his case on Sunday.
It is believed that everything surrounding him in recent weeks, internal protests to public notices, has created the opposite effect. Since arriving early, perhaps too much, at the Stade Rennais, Ousmane Dembélé has never been an example of professionalism. In Barcelona, it even becomes the counterexample. Not summoned by Ernesto Valverde for the game between FC Barcelona Real Betis (3-4), Sunday, the French striker did nothing to solve his case. According to several Spanish media, the former Borussia Dortmund player would have arrived at Camp Nou just a few minutes before the start, while asking all Catalan players to appear in the locker room well before to attend the coach's lecture.
A delay … and an early return
To make matters worse, Dembélé also anticipated his return to France, as the announcement of the Sport. While it was originally scheduled to travel on Monday, the wing would have finally left Catalonia soon after departure. Valverde's decision, which he had chosen to remove him from the group after noticing his lack of training on Thursday, justified by a gastroenteritis, had not reported to the club, so he did not use his fruit. Three weeks ago, the world champion was left on the bench in the Champions League game against Inter, paying a delay of 25 minutes, according to Cuatro. From now on, the whole locker room is worried.
Piqué publicly warns
"We need to help him understand that football is a full-time job 24 hours a day," Gerard Piqué told reporters on Sunday. We're here to help you, he's young. We were young too, and we also made mistakes. I am convinced that he will improve his behavior and that the decisions taken by the coach will help him. "In the league, the 21-year-old has not been established since September 29. In the French team he still enjoys, of the immunity granted by Didier Deschamps to the men who took France to the world title.