It's not that Dembélé hasn't got the talent when he has the ball at his feet. We have seen that for ourselves with his displays against Tottenham and a few flashes of brilliance in the Clásicos but his final ball is too often lacking in either execution, time or accuracy. That's disappointing for a player with his price tag. Dembélé almost always seem to lose control when the team is breaking forward and that's a shame because he is the kind of player who on his day, can make all the difference.

After having turned down the opportunity of a late transfer window move to Manchester United, Koeman decided to give the player a chance by including him in the starting XI against Getafe.  Dembélé tried his best but only created danger on a couple of occasions. For the rest of the time, he gave the ball away attempting to dribble past the opposition. If Dembélé really wants to carve out a regular starting place at Barça, he has to start getting his act together quickly. Everyone wants to see the electric Dembélé -  the pacey winger who can turn games around on his own. Although sometimes it's hard not to forget that night when Messi presented him with a simple goal scoring chance against Liverpool but he could only muster a tame, scuffed shot straight at Alisson.

Sezione: Primer equipo / Data: Mar 20 ottobre 2020 a las 02:00 / Fuente: AS
Autore: Stefano Bentivogli
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