The French Ousmane Dembele stayed out of the announcement by technical decision to travel to Vitoria, where this Sunday (9:00 p.m.) the Barcelona will face the Alaves. Being clear that this was going to happen, he did not appear in the Barça sports city. It will be necessary to see what consequences this act of indiscipline will have for Dembélé.
As happened in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey, the French striker stayed in Barcelona after the club asked him to leave in the winter market due to his refusal to renew the contract with the entity. According to La Sexta journalist Marc Fuster, the player has not appeared alleging stomach problems. One more step in the scale of tension between the club and the striker.
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Added to Dembélé’s absence are the casualties due to injury to Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti and Eric García. It is the usual part of the war this year at Barça. Likewise, Gavi will miss the match due to suspension.
Not even Ansu Fati’s serious injury has changed Dembélé’s panorama. “The worst we could suffer, we lose an impressive footballer”, lamented Xavi of the young striker, who has only resisted two games.
Dembélé is one more in the squad, said Xavi, insisting that the French winger, if he does not want to renew, will have to leave before January 31. And this Sunday he confirmed with his actions that he is in line with the club’s policy. The Frenchman was left out again.
Luuk de Jong returns
The Frenchman did nothing for his cause with the statement he wrote this week on Instagram assuring that he remains committed to the club that pays him so generously.
In attack, the coach has Ferran Torres, Jutglà, Abde, the recovered Braithwaite and Luuk de Jong, who returns after completing his suspension match and who has expressed this week his willingness to continue at Barça and not leave in the transfer market. winter.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.