Carles Puyol claims Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele must “reflect and think where he is”

Will Ousmane Dembele make it at Barcelona?

Barcelona legend Carles Puyol has claimed that unsettled forward Ousmane Dembele must “reflect and think where he is” because he may regret it.

The Frenchman joined Barcelona in controversial circumstances from Borussia Dortmund.

The winger was tipped to be the next big thing and was already showing it in Germany.

Then, Barcelona came calling.

Neymar had departed for Paris Saint-Germain and the Camp Nou side needed a replacement.

To make sure he got his way, Dembele went on strike at Dortmund.

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That led to a very sour exit, but an exit nonetheless.

Now, he’s struggling at Barcelona and could be looking to leave.

 

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“Sometimes when you’re young you do not realize what you’re letting go, and then when you want to react it’s already late”

Carles Puyol has claimed that the player must “reflect and think where he is”.

Also, young players may make a decision that they will regret later down the line.

“He is a young player, I am not in the dressing room and I do not know the day to day, but we must try to help him,” Puyol explained to Mundo Deportivo. 

“It is not easy to adapt to the philosophy of Barça, that everything is so media, that you arrive late to training and it seems that the world is over.

“He has good teachers next door, people who will help him for sure, but it also depends on his attitude.

“It is important that he reflects and thinks where he is, that he takes advantage of these opportunities.

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“Sometimes when you’re young you do not realize what you’re letting go, and then when you want to react it’s already late.”

“In the management of a wardrobe there are problems every day, there are many egos, we must know how to manage, we all believe we are the best and we must play, the problem is for the coach, who can only play eleven.

“The most important thing is the attitude of each one, being ambitious and wanting to play, but being respectful with the group “.

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