THE FRENCH THE FRENCH WAS MISSING
Dembélé turned gray: only two good passes were saved
Published:6/11/2019 - 08:45h
Updated:6/11/2019 - 08:45h
Having played only 20 minutes in four games, Ousmane Dembélé returned to the title, but was lacking in his usual spark
Against the Slavia Prague, in the forward, only saved Leo Messi and, of course, Ansu Fati, when it went in to the terrain of game. If the party of Antoine Griezmann was bad, no much better was the one of Ousmane Dembélé, very grey of offensive ideas and without this spark for desbordar that yes has showed in other parties.
In fact, the big virtue and differential factor is his ease to leave rivals backwards by means of his individual actions but, against the Slavia, hardly took out to relucir said virtue. Without finding too many spaces, Dembélé did not feel comfortable and seemed to accuse the fault of rhythm, due to the fact that only it had played 20 minutes in the four previous parties.
This yes, in the line of the 'mosquito', in the middle of a grey party to individual level and in which they did not go out him the things when it tried to dribble, took out two details of crack that half saved his performance. The first was a pass in depth to Nélson Semedo with precision of surgeon; the second, another pass, this time of spoon, to Sergi Roberto, in a baldosa.
If the Portuguese or the Catalan had been able to finally transform in goal said passes, maybe Dembélé had left a better memory of his meeting against the Slavia. But, on the paper, the French showed an irregularity in his game that the Camp Nou did not forgive him, listening some whistles in the second time, when it was substituted by Ansu Fati.
The image of Dembélé keeps on being the one of an apathetic footballer in some occasions, desconectado of the parties. In fact, when Ernesto Valerde wanted to put to Ansu Fati on the field, preferred to sacrifice to the 'mosquito' in place of to a Griezmann invalid in attack although generous in defence. It remains him a lot for improving to the French (good, to the two) to demand a fixed place in the attack.
Ansu Fati Contributed more
Another problem for Dembélé is that Ansu Fati follows shining and, after a pair of performances greyer, went back to show his talent with some played in which it showed that, in spite of having 17 recently fulfilled years, has a maturity futbolística maybe even upper to the one of the Frenchman. The leading youngster is to a big level and deserves more opportunities that those that has received during the last weeks.