It has not been a week since France coach Didier Deschamps declared Ousmane Dembélé responsible.
Deschamps briefly said Dembélé “can do more”.
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Dembélé enables France to beat Kazakhstan
The 23-year-old former Dortmund resident apparently took words seriously. Dembélé started off with a 2-0 win against Kazakhstan with France’s goal of being 1-0 in the World Cup qualifiers and also became one of the most notable players in the world champions team.
Deschamps saw it that way too. On Sunday evening, Deschamps said, “Dembélé played a good game and rewarded himself with his goal. On the right track. Said.
This didn’t sound enthusiastic, but Dembélé’s praise was echoed by the French press.
In the headline “This is the Dembélé we love” Parisian and France Football unity and Team he wrote: “Dembélé is finally showing his strength.”
Dembélé: Top performers in FC Barcelona
Dembélé, now also valid for France’s national team, had already shown it at FC Barcelona in the past weeks. The former troubled footballer who went on strike from Dortmund to Barcelona in 2017 has gradually established himself as a regular and top performing player in the Catalan star community.
Dembélé has matured, as he himself admitted recently. “When I came to Barcelona, I was very fragile,” he said in an interview with him. UEFA.com. Bad lifestyle, indiscipline – it’s all a thing of the past.
He also benefited from Barca coach Ronald Koeman on the field. “I got advice on when to strike and when to stay calm with the ball,” Dembélé said.
Koeman is regarded as the manager who got Barca’s expensive troubled footballers back on his way. In addition to Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong, this also applies to Dembélé.
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BVB takes advantage of Dembélé’s uptrend
Barca was eliminated in the Champions League against PSG in round 16. But in La Liga, they are behind the long-run Atlético Madrid, only four points down in second place.
BVB also took advantage of Dembélé’s rising trend in February. After his 100th competitive match for Catalans, the last negotiated jackpot payment of five million euros belonged to Dortmund.
Dembélé’s future stays in Barcelona. New President Joan Laporta has already announced that Dembélé’s contract will be extended until 2022.
Whether in France or Barcelona – suddenly Dembélé was loved everywhere.