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Barca Boss On Dembele's Injury Nightmare

FC Barcelona Boss On Ousmane Dembele's Injury Nightmare

By Kurt Buckerfield - Sep 19, 2017 04:01 PM @KurtLaduma

FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has discussed Ousmane Dembele's injury nightmare after the player was accused of hiding his discomfort from the club's staff.

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Dembele played just 29 minutes of Barca's La Liga clash against Getafe this past weekend, before he was substituted due to a hamstring injury.

Some Spanish publications have claimed the 20-year-old tried to keep his injury a secret, but Valverde has sympathised with the Frenchman as he seemingly believes the player might not have known the extent of his injury.

"I don't think there is a way around this," he told Marca.

"It's clear that he is a player who has never had a muscular problem and doesn't have the experience to recognise the small disturbances.

"An experienced player may have not made the move that Dembele made."

Valverde also insisted that Dembele needs to remain patient as he faces up to four months on the sidelines.

"The hardest thing for a player when he gets hurt is that he has to be patient, to work alone and check the progress little by little," the Spanish tactician added.

"He is a young player and this is a difficulty he will find throughout his career. You never want to get there but we have all had muscular problems and knee injuries."

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The winger signed for Barca from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of about €105 million (R1.65 billion) during the latest transfer window.

Dembele underwent surgery on Tuesday, and according to a statement from Barca's official website, he will be out for three and a half months. 

Do you think Dembele will one day fill Neymar's shoes at the Camp Nou? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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The-Lip Joined: 04 Sep 2017
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The-Lip Sep 24, 2017 08:43 PM
@@classicman barca had romario deco eto ronaldinho ronaldo figo davids and many others so wat do u mean when u say dat circus is ireplacerble nxa u know nothing about football just keep yo opinion to yoself????
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lindor10000bc Sep 20, 2017 01:32 PM
What a waste of money mayb if uhad gotten courtino or di maria it was not gona be a problem
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@classicman Sep 20, 2017 08:57 AM
no one can replace neymar.the Barcelona cows have to jst let go.
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Babewami Sep 19, 2017 08:30 PM
Let dem buy another player lol
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Golden Boots Sep 19, 2017 06:20 PM
LOL! Editor and your lies though, anyway speedy recovery boy these things happen if you know football not soccer!
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jinks Sep 19, 2017 05:46 PM
Yoh 3 to 4 months thats bad for Barcelona sorry.
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kAIDSa cHIVs Sep 19, 2017 05:41 PM
Waste of money, as we all know of a stupid team like BarCow. While Asensio continues to shine. #Hala_Madrid
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Sorry boi
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Sir_Lore Sep 19, 2017 04:18 PM
3 and half months???? Yoh that's too much hle

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