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Dembele Reveals What His Relationship With Messi Is Like

With reports in the past suggesting that Lionel Messi does not get on with teammate Ousmane Dembele, the Frenchman has now revealed what his relationship with the six-time Ballon d'Or winner is like at Barcelona.

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The 24-year-old arrived in Spain from German side Borussia Dortmund in 2017, and has largely divided opinion since.

While he has shown glimpses of incredible talent, Dembele's injury issues coupled with a number of off-field problems have frustrated those at Barcelona from time to time.

Reports have even suggested that Messi has expressed his annoyance with the winger, but Dembele insisted during a recent interview that his relationship with the Argentina talisman has always been a healthy one.

"We get along very well," he told L'Equipe.

"I'm next to him in the dressing room, and he's a good captain and man.

"Messi is an open player and talks a lot, from day one we've been doing well. Messi tells me that I have to provoke the opponent, shoot and dribble."

With his contract expiring in 2022, Dembele was also asked about his future.

"I don't know, we'll see," he replied.

"We will meet with the management. I'm not in a hurry and neither are they. I'm totally focused on Euro 2020, then I'll go on holiday."

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