The impact of the 'Neymar case' in Ousmane Dembélé
Published:14/08/2019 - 13:01h
Updated:14/08/2019 - 13:02h
Dembélé is willing to succeed at Barça and not even the hypothetical signing of Neymar will affect him morally, although he will increase competition
They are not few the near sources to the FC Barcelona that Ousmane Dembélé seems another since it began the pre-season. The French seems to feel much more comfortable in the team, looser, and happier by the company of Antoine Griezmann that it is his fellow and that can have him invited to integrate more with the rest of the group.
To physical level, the 'mosquito' has gone back on holiday done a bull, with greater muscular mass and with the hope that the injuries do not punish him this next season as they did in the two previous. The talent and ace physical qualities has them to triumph in the Camp Nou and now only is missing him something more than fortune with these setbacks that avoided that it went protagonist in key moments.
Besides, the interest of the FC Barcelona in the signing of Neymar does not seem to affect him at all. Dembélé Has a lot of quality in his boots and, besides, the club already communicated him before finishing the past season that was an essential player for the future of the club and that trusted totally in him. Although, of course, if the Brazilian arrived there would be more competition.
It is necessary to take into account that Ernesto Valverde works from a diagram with three forwards (4-3-3) and that, in case to arrive Neymar, there would be five of maximum level for three places: Leo Messi, Luis Suárez, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé and Neymar. Of usual form, two of them would have to remain in the bench to give fit to the rest.
But it is necessary to remember that Griezmann arrived like a polyvalent footballer and that the reports of the FC Barcelona do to think that, in case that it arrive Neymar, Griezmann could delay his position to the centre of the field. Something that, of some form, would protect the leadership of Dembélé in case that Neymar finish arriving.
Dembélé, the best of the pre-season
With the permission of Frenkie of Jong and of the 'killer' Luis Suárez, Ousmane Dembélé has been the most stood out player of the FC Barcelona during the season. Every time that the Frenchman has the balloon, generates a feeling that magic things can happen. If the French works and keeps the professionalism of the last weeks, little has to him matter that it avenges Neymar, since will have a lot of minutes.