Ousmane Dembele is critical of most of his time at FC Barcelona. The French admitted that he had wasted five years in it.
Dembele went to Barcelona in the summer of 2017. He cost enormous money – Borussia Dortmund earned as much as 105 million euro. In addition, the package of bonuses agreed between the clubs could increase the value of the transaction by EUR 42 million.
The French winger for the vast majority of his stay in Barcelona did not show that it was worth paying so much money for him. He is aware of this himself.
– When I came to Barcelona, I was very young. From 2017 to 2021, I was wasting my time. I have lost those years. But I knew how to deal with it Dembele said.
– Something clicked when Ronald Koeman came to Barcelona. I had to work hard to play. I started to improve with him, everything went on with Xavi – added the French.
Dembele says very warmly to the current Barcelona coach. He does not hide that it was because of him that he decided to stay at Camp Nou.
– Trust is very important to me and Xavi gave it to me. We talked a lot. I felt I could do very important things. I was practically forced to stay Dembele admitted.