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Thomas Tuchel is crazy about Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele

‘I could watch his amazing skills in every training session’

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Thomas Tuchel has been talking about Ousmane Dembele and has made it pretty clear what a big fan he is of the Barcelona star.

The Paris Saint-Germain boss worked with Dembele during the duo’s time together at Borussia Dortmund, and he’s been explaining what makes him so special.

“Ousmane is an incredible player, he’s really talented. I could watch his amazing skills in every training session. He’s also a great human being,” he said.

“He’s a little crazy. He’s a really nice boy but a little crazy. He loves to laugh but can also have very serious conversations. It’s never boring with him.

“If he’s focused enough he can reach any level. When i talked to him for the very first time he told me that he wanted to paly for Barcelona.

“That’s where he is now now. It means he can reach any level, but he needs to remain focused and improve each day.

“During training sessions he was as talented using his left or right foot. He’s a good boy. I had a good year with him.”

Source | Goal

Dembele has been enjoying a great season with Barcelona. He’s forced his way into the first team ahead of Philippe Coutinho and has seven goals and three assists in La Liga already.

He also seems to be enjoying himself:

The French star thrived under Tuchel at Dortmund and produced the sort of form that persuaded Barcelona to spend big to land him in summer 2017.

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