Barcelona have expressed their disappointment with Ousmane Dembele’s attitude, according to a report in Marca.
It is claimed that Eric Abidal – a high ranking member of Barcelona’s sporting direction – outlined his concern directly to the player’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, during a meeting on Friday.
The striker felt pain in the back of the thigh during last week’s defeat at Athletic Club but did not inform the club staff of this injury and subsequently did not undergo medical tests.
When the staff found out about the pains that the player was suffering, they immediately instructed him to undergo the relevant tests on Saturday but Dembele refused this advice.
It was with this context that the club reprimanded the player’s attitude and Abidal scheduled a meeting with his representative to underline these concerns.
Abidal is hopeful that the reprimanding directly from the agent will ensure such an incident does not happen again.