Ousmane Dembele has only started 76 games for the club since joining Barcelona in August 2017. It has been registered that new Barcelona coach Xavi is a great fan of the France international. Providing thoughts on Barcelona players Xavi claims Dembele can be the best football player in the world. Dembele has been personally involved in 0.65 goals per 90 minutes for Barcelona, having scored 30 goals and assisting 20 more.
Despite Dembele’s ongoing fitness difficulties, Xavi made it clear during his Camp Nou unveiling on Monday that he wants the 24-year-old to stay with Barca. Xavi, the new Barcelona head coach, feels Ousmane Dembele has the potential to be the finest player in the world at his position and has persuaded the club to give him a new contract.
“He can be the best footballer in the world in his position,” Xavi said at a news conference. “He has spectacular abilities and a winning mentality. His renewal is a priority right now. We have to work with him and demand a lot. That will also depend on him, on his mentality. He will have to train well to prevent injuries.”
Xavi added his views on Barca’s youngsters, “I come here to help them perform, to be happy, They are very young. Nico, Gavi … it is difficult to understand how they put in these types of performance at this age. You have to help them perform in each game.”
A fresh start is being promised, with Xavi telling those on the fringes of the fold: “I don’t know yet because I haven’t seen them. But this is our job, they all start from scratch, I count on everyone and then we will see, it is about training and demand. They all start from zero.”