Ousmane Dembele, forward of the French national team of Barcelona Has revealed advice from Lionel Messi. The superstar of the Argentine national team. Before the two teams duel in the UFABET World Cup final this Sunday
Ousmane Dembele has revealed the advice Lionel Messi gave him at Barcelona ahead of France’s World Cup final against Argentina on Sunday December 18. As of 2022, Dembele and Messi have been teammates for four seasons at Barca. Before the Argentinian football team moved to Paris Saint-Germain last year. Dembele has been plagued by injury problems throughout his time at the Catalan elite will face Messi in the World Cup final. Real Madrid aim to become the first nation to defend their title successfully. The 25-year-old has revealed how Messi encouraged him to adapt his playing style following his move from Borussia Dortmund. nd in 2017 for £135.5 million.
“I arrived at the age of 20 and I wanted to do everything myself,” Dembele said. “He calmed me down. He told me there were moments of dribbling and moments of passing. “I spent four very good years at Barcelona. He’s one of those people who made me love Barcelona just like (Andres) Iniesta. In the dressing room he’s simple, he loves young players . And he helped me a lot. We have to try to make sure he touches the ball as little as possible. because he is very dangerous. ”
Dembele also spoke about the severity of the virus that has plagued the French squad and kept Rafael Varane, Kingsley Coman and Ibrahima Konate out of training on Friday 16. December “It doesn’t worry us,” said Dembele. “After one day I met Dayot [Upamecano] wearing a mask and he’s doing a lot better ′ ′ ′ ′ For the players and staff. We’re not worried at all. We just take precautions ′ ′ When Dayot got the virus. The first day he was in his room and the next day he was better.”
Dembele is unsure about reports claiming Karim Benzema could return to France for the Qatar final. Asked about the possibility of the 34-year-old’s return. Dembele said on Friday December 16: “I don’t know, I’m not the coach, he’s the decision-maker.” It’s injured and I don’t have any explanations.” Dembele was an unused substitute against Croatia four years ago. But he believes the title experience has put France in a stronger position.
“I see similarities. There might be more crazy players in the team. But now there’s a great atmosphere. So we can’t really compare, 2018 was the first time in 20 years [to win the World Cup] so it’s not the same. as much as possible And we will be mentally ready for this fight. “ It won’t be easy to beat Argentina. They are really a good team. And better than in 2018, but we will play this match as calm as we were throughout the tournament . We had a problem against Morocco. So we have more experience. So maybe our team has more experience.”