Ousmane Dembélé’s lack of impact at the World Cup in Qatar has not been forgotten.
Difficult winner of Getafe (1-0), Sunday, FC Barcelona once again had to settle for a minimalist success, Wednesday, against Real Sociedad, in the Spanish Coup (1-0). The Blaugrana nevertheless showed a completely different face and were able to count on a sparkling Ousmane Dembélé in particular.
Not content with scoring the only goal of the match with an overpowered shot from a tight angle, the former Rennais multiplied the high-class actions and the tumbles on his right side. Logically elected man of the match and released under a standing ovation, the native of Evreux seems to have digested the World Cup well. A Qatari world with a bitter taste for the Barcelona winger. Because if he competed in the competition in a starting role, his performances were rarely successful.
With a meager assist, his statistical record was very poor. And his exit in the 41st minute against Argentina for a Randal Kolo Muani who changed the face of the meeting is the best illustration of this complicated World Cup. A month later, Ousmane Dembélé showed a completely different face and former rugby player Eric Blanc is having a hard time understanding.
“It’s amazing that in just a month, you see a stiff in the World Cup, and you see him doing what he does. He brings nothing to the France team. I don’t know if he has a mental problem.”he thundered on the set of L’Equipe du soir, putting on a layer: « Un macchabée, un macchabée. » And according to the journalist Régis Testelin, its use by Didier Deschamps does not explain everything. “Ball at the foot, it was extremely disappointing. He left, he played fifteen meters and he stopped to play behind or laterally. No madness, no enthusiasm. »