Barcelona and Ousmane Dembele are in a difficult situation. History and recent events have combined for a tense situation between the French forward and Barcelona. Given his injury history at the club since arriving transfer rumors had already been bubbling over, and then last week happened.
Dembele reportedly made some questionable decisions after a hamstring injury and it clashed with how Barcelona thought he should act. It raised further questions about his professionalism and were in opposition to stories of how Barcelona are training their players from Dembele’s camp.
Moussa Sissoko, Dembele’s agent, came out and admitted that Dembele not telling the club about his injury is “a mistake of youth”. However, they’re also floating that Barcelona’s training isn’t up to par with the intensity of La Liga, according to Le Parisien (via Sport Witness).
The club is saying that Dembele’s professionalism is lacking, and Dembele’s camp is taking responsibility for the injury mishap while also blaming Barcelona’s training. A lot going on here and they’re in competition with each other. Hopefully both sides let this go and learn from the experience.