Barcelona legend Rivaldo has described the behaviour of Ousmane Dembele as ‘upsetting’ as he does not have ‘the correct mentality’.
The former Brazilian playmaker was speaking in the wake of Dembele’s recent alleged disciplinary discretions, including repeatedly turning up late for training sessions.
“Ousmane Dembele's situation at Barcelona is upsetting because he's already shown that he can play very well, score goals and be an important member of the team,” wrote Rivaldo in a column for Betfair.
“He just needs to focus on being a little more professional and to stop being late for training sessions.
“This is not the correct mentality for someone potentially trying to leave Barcelona. It's always strange to hear that someone might want to leave a big club in this way.
“If he wants to leave, he must prove his value by playing well and not missing training sessions to recover his credibility as a professional. That will generate interest from other clubs.
“If he doesn't change, he is hurting himself more than the club.”