Dembele’s truths about his status with the Blues

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Facing journalists on Wednesday, Ousmane Dembélé clarified his status in the France team, who fell Australia (4-1) on Tuesday for his debut at the 2022 World Cup. The FC Barcelona winger does not want no longer leave the starting XI.

Ousmane Dembélé, French national team

Ousmane Dembélé is back at the top. Rid of his incessant physical problems and author of an excellent first part of the season with FC Barcelona – 5 goals and 7 assists in 20 games in all competitions – the French attacking midfielder was established on Tuesday against Australia (4-1) , for the entry into the running of the Blues at the 2022 World Cup. Untenable on his right side, the 2018 world champion will not have ceased to manhandle the defense of the Socceroos. Rewarded with a decisive pass for Kylian Mbappé (68th), before giving way to Kingsley Coman (77th), the former Stade Rennais player sent a strong message to the media.

“I want to start the matches”

Substitute in Russia, the 25-year-old now claims a starting place in Didier Deschamps’ eleven for the rest of the competition. “There have been a lot of changes between 2018 and 2022. I have matured a bit more and yes, I am ambitious. I want to start the matches, be a protagonist in the World Cup. I want to start the matches, score, score. These are my goals. In 2018, I missed my first game which cost me my place. This year, I’m coming back with a little more ambition. I can start in this team. It is to be demonstrated on the ground now”warns the native of Vernon, 29 selections and 4 goals with the Blues.

Will Ousmane Dembélé continue a new tenure against Denmark on Saturday? Answer in the next few days. In case of new success against the partners of Christian Eriksen, held in check by Tunisia (0-0), the French will win their ticket for the round of 16.