05/12/2021 09:40 am | UPDATED 12/05/2021 AT 7:22 a.m.
While at a press conference this Saturday, Xavi was full of praise for the French international, Ousmane Dembélé.
After his first defeat on the Catalan bench, this Saturday afternoon, against the Betis Seville (0-1), the Spanish technician found this first setback unfair. ” We didn’t deserve to lose today, but it’s football “, He confided to the microphone of the club site.
Taking advantage of his time in front of the press, Xavi spoke of the very beautiful entry into the game by Ousmane Dembélé per hour of play. ” Dembélé is confident and we must protect him. He must be that player who makes the difference, he explained. He generates danger and even if he has not scored it is the Dembélé that I want to see at Barça. Having him on the team changes everything. There is a Barça with Dembélé and a Barça without him. “
A new media release from Xavi about the Frenchman’s impact on his team’s play. Asked recently about the future of Ousmane Dembélé who comes to the end of his contract at the end of the season, the former coach of Al-Sadd explained: ” I hope to be able to renew his contract, he is a footballer capable of making a difference in the years to come “.