‘Rotation’ is not Ronald Koeman’s favorite word, as we have seen at the start of the FC Barcelona in league competition. However, before the adjusted calendar that the culé team will have to face, the Dutch coach was forced to incorporate new players into his starting eleven. It was the opportunity for Ousmane Dembélé to show that he deserved a place.
The ‘Mosquito’ returned to the stadium where he began his ordeal with injuries. In his first meeting at Barça, as a starter, the French winger had to leave the pitch after 25 minutes of play, bothered by some muscular discomfort. Since then, has been injured up to eight more times, and has not been able to find regularity.
Ronald Koeman He trusted the young attacker to cover the rest of Ansu Fati, who returns from having minutes with the combined Luis Enrique, in the UEFA Nations League. Despite the opportunity, Dembélé continued demonstrating what in Can Barça, they have known for a long time: a lot of quality, little control. A somewhat complicated formula to find success.
All the time it was on the green, the footballer was active and participatory; this time, the problem was not the desire. Although he faced and, at times, overflowed with his peer, at no time was he able to connect with a teammate when he left the dribble. Many losses conditioned the encounter of an offensive player who failed to shoot at the door on any occasion.
Has the right thing been done with Ousmane Dembélé?
After the meeting last Saturday, the culé fans have more and more doubts about Dembélé’s performance. It is evident that this is a player who still his game must mature a lot to take advantage of it in an influential and regular way throughout an entire season. It seems that, although the player refused to leave, a loan would have been the best option for your future.
For the moment, Ansu fati the toast has completely eaten him. In fact, it was the young promise of the Barça who replaced the French footballer, in the 61st minute, to try to revolutionize the game. In spite of don’t play a great game either, Ansu showed to play a much more mature football, despite being younger, and even managed to embarrass David Soria.