Ousmane Dembele was not in the squad of Barcelona against Real Betis in the La Liga match on Sunday. The young French footballer was absent in the training session and he was located at his house one and half hour later with a stomach bug. The unhealthy lifestyle of Ousmane Dembele is going to be an area of concern for the club management of the Catalan Giants.
Gerard Pique tried to defend the youngster and offered him the helping hand. According to him,
“It’s the coach’s decision [not to call him up],”
“He has a lot of talent and a lot of room to improve. If the coach doesn’t call him up, it’s to help him improve. We’re all here to help him. We’ve all been young like him, we’ve all made mistakes like him.
“From experience, you have to teach [the young players] that football lasts for all 24 hours of the day — you have to live it from the first minute until the last. I am sure he knows that and that he will keep improving with time.”
Ousmane Dembele joined Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in the previous summer transfer window. However, he is still not able to seal his position in the first team of Barcelona yet. According to the sources, the club management of Barcelona still do not have any plan to sell this star French winger in the next summer transfer windows. Many top European clubs are interested to sign Ousmane Dembele; but Barcelona will like to give him more time to settle at Camp Nou.