Ousmane Dembele has given a couple of interviews to the Spanish press where he’s opened up on his injury problems, his contract situation last season and his new team-mates Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha.
We don’t often hear from the Frenchman but he’s seemed a changed man in recent months after getting married and then committing his future to the Catalan giants.
Dembele on Barca’s new signings
I already knew Lewandowski from seeing him at Bayern, he has been one of the best for years. And with Raphinha also very well, I knew him because he played for Rennes, which is my team in France, I watched the games and he already did very well. They are both very good and will contribute a lot.
Dembele on Lewandowski
The first time we met he told me “you are going to give me a lot of assists”. I hope there are many.
He’s very good, we also see it every day in training. And he is a very good guy, he always laughs, he talks a lot with everyone. He is 34 years old, he has a lot of experience and there are a lot of young players here, for the team he is a leader.
Dembele on injuries
I started to become a little afraid with the injuries and think that at any moment I could get injured. Everything changed with the arrival of Koeman. I think I had a hamstring injury and I was really scared. Afer everything changed, everything went better.
Dembele on his new contract
I always told Xavi that I wanted to continue here, if he was delayed it was due to negotiations, but I always said that I wanted to continue at Barça and in the end we are all happy. I only spoke with Barça. And I told my representative that only Barça.