It is a return noticed that that of Ousmane Dembélé in the France team. No longer called for more than a year, after leaving en route to the last Euro due to yet another health problem, the striker is again with the Blues. With all these new faces (Kolo Muani, Fofana, Lafont, Truffert), the player of only 25 years old is almost like a manager in this group. However, his 27 small selections (4 goals) since 2016 do not place him in this category. Blame it on too many injuries that kept him away from the field.
Physical concerns seem to have left him alone in recent months. There was this slightly painful extension story with FC Barcelona but since then, Dembélé has been living again. He is an important element of Xavi alongside Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Ferran Torres. “I had to work to be able to play, to be able to perform, to be healthy. Above all, to have the health to be able to play and then to be efficient little by little.explains the interested party to RMC this Wednesday on the eve of France-Austria counting for the League of Nations.
Dembele took charge
“I had a lot of hamstring injuries. So you had to work, I was often told: “if you don’t work, you’ll stagnate. You’ll hurt yourself, if you don’t strengthen yourself”. And then there was this click, with Koeman, and with Xavi it’s going even better. Since then, I haven’t had an injury. We keep our fingers crossed, we keep working and then I’m fine, I feel good at Barcelona, I have the confidence of the whole team, the whole club, and I’m happy. It’s good because I’ve had it for the past five years, now everyone is talking about football, it’s better.he continues.
Since the start of the season, Dembélé has been in the continuity of his end of the last exercise. With Xavi as a mentor, the former Rennais is irresistible on his side. It shows on the field and in the statistics since he already has 2 goals and 4 assists in 8 games in all competitions. The teasing about his lifestyle are now a distant memory. “I was young like everyone else. We were able to go out. I grew up, there were clicks, that’s it, all these stories are over., jokes the winger. To the delight of Barça and the France team.