Ousmane Dembele: “You cannot play four years at Barcelona without a healthy lifestyle”

Ousmane Dembele is a man that divides Barcelona supporters. Undoubtedly talented, he’s failed to live up to his potential since joining the Blaugrana from Borussia Dortmund in 2017, billed as being part of the group brought to the club to replace Neymar.

The Frenchman has suffered many injuries during his stint at Camp Nou, something some critics attributed to an unhealthy lifestyle with too much video games and junk food involved.

Ousmane Dembele

Dembele himself, speaking to Bein Sports in comments carried by Marca, refuted this claim, however. “You cannot play four years at Barcelona without a healthy lifestyle,” he said.

Dembele, to his credit, is enjoying a fine season at Camp Nou, his most complete and mature since joining the club. He’s scored five goals and contributed two assists in 26 La Liga appearances this season, featuring in 51% of Barcelona’s minutes and participating directly in 9% of their goals.

Ousmane Dembele

The forward’s contract expires in the summer of 2022, so he’ll have to either sign a new deal this summer or, most probably, be moved on to prevent him from leaving on a free transfer.

Until then, however, he’ll hope to contribute as much as possible to Barcelona’s push for the title, to complement the Copa del Rey Ronald Koeman’s men won at Athletic Bilbao’s expense.

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7 Comments

  1. Dan Burcea says:

    Four years as one, almost. Embarrassing!

    1. Kannusamy naidu says:

      Wasteful player cannot control the ball properly with the ball at his feet he is not able to decide what to do with it he is a real clown cost us the cl game with psg needs to be sold.

    2. Kannusamy naidu says:

      Dembele is a wasteful player .he doesn’t have proper ball control.he is not able to decide what to do with the ball .cost us dearly with the cl games against psg needs to be sold now

  2. u says:

    Enough is enough…ansu fati, trincao are better than this idiot… Neymar used to score 40 goals a season…this guy cannot replace him…griezman, is better than him, …even youngsters like Puig, pedri, dejong are way ahead of him,… just hype him and sell him before value drops down

    1. Victor says:

      Dembele is a good play. Before he came to Barcelona he was performing well.At camp nou each an every ball you must give it to messi.i thinking dembele must leave Barcelona if he want to have a great future he still young and he can be the best player in the world. If Barcelona is not performing dembele watwatwat we are tied about the criticism of dembele

  3. Zakes says:

    Keeping who? He always miss when he tries to score. He is not good by far.

  4. sway says:

    dembele is a great player because we paid a lot for him no one seems to have patience he is young and has had injuries and different coaches under valverde he had some great momentum then he got injured even mbappe missed an easy goal vs bayern its not his fault bartomeu paid 120 for him he just wanted to play for barca griezmann is not better.

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