Ousmane Dembele has been reborn in coaching beneath Ronald Koeman and is feeling higher than ever on the cusp of a fourth make-or-break season at FC Barcelona, a report alleges.
The Dutchman started commanding his prices for the primary time as new head coach on Monday, and Mundo Deportivo declare that the 23-year-old appears to be like “very vigorous” whereas able to lastly set up continuity with the Blaugrana.
The World Cup winner has “discovered a brand new motivation beneath Koeman”, it’s written, and has been buoyed by the Dream Workforce legend’s desire to discipline quick, “daring” wingers prepared to take advantage of house.
Concurrently, Koeman’s technical workers have been serving to Dembele to really feel extra “safe”, with one of many assistants a specialist in power work and harm prevention who has been placing the previous Dortmund star via his paces with “intense bodily work”.
“The French worldwide is assimilating very effectively”, whereas demonstrating “the most effective angle” to his work, it’s added.
It’s hoped after all that this isn’t one other false begin for Dembele. Failing to characteristic for the Catalans since November 27, when he pulled up lower than 20 minutes right into a Champions League conflict along with his outdated membership on the Camp Nou, he tried to make a comeback in January that was thwarted by him struggling a knock to his different hamstring.
Barca are on their third supervisor because the flip of the 12 months, after all, with Ernesto Valverde ousted earlier than Quique Setien was additionally proven the door following the 8-2 drubbing to Bayern Munich within the UCL quarterfinals three weeks in the past.
Current as an unused substitute, this marked the one time that Setien had Dembele at his disposal, however with extra cautious coaching and a spotlight, he might now be able to lastly kick on in what’s a do-or-die marketing campaign in 2020/2021.
His contract operating out in 2022, subsequent summer season’s would be the final window that Barça might realistically get better cash on their €105mn (plus €40mn in add-ons) signing captured in the identical interval Neymar left for PSG in 2017.
As Koeman will insist that Antoine Griezmann is performed in a extra central position, Dembele is tipped to compete for minutes on the left wing with 17-year-olds Ansu Fati and Pedri.