Barcelona preparing Dembele’s return as Pjanic speaks of poor relationship with Koeman

Barcelona preparing Ousmane Dembele physically and mentally ahead of return from injury

Barcelona have a plan for Ousmane Dembele according to Marca. The club are sure he’s going to renew his contract and are determined to recover the best version of the Frenchman; in order to achieve the latter ambition, they’ve prepared a program for him designed to test him physically and mentally.

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Miralem Pjanic reveals Lionel Messi didn’t understand why Ronald Koeman wouldn’t play him

Miralem Pjanic and Ronald Koeman

Miralem Pjanic left Barcelona this summer for Besiktas after a disappointing season. The Bosnian joined the Blaugrana in a part-exchange with Juventus that saw Arthur go the other way, but managed just 19 league appearances and 619 minutes throughout 2020/21. His relationship with Ronald Koeman wasn’t good, so much so that even Lionel Messi took notice.

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Miralem Pjanic enjoyed playing with Paulo Dybala more than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, Miralem Pjanic and Paulo Dybala

“Dybala has a heavy weight on his shoulders, but he’s already a champion,” he said. “I was lucky enough to play with [Cristiano] Ronaldo and Messi. Cristiano and Leo are two extraterrestrials, but Paulo is the one I had the most fun with. It was beautiful as it was easy to find him between the lines and if you ask him for the one-two, you know the ball will be perfect.”

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