Posted on November 24, 2021 at 8:30 am by The editorial staff updated on November 24, 2021 at 8:32 am
At the end of the contract in June 2022, Ousmane Dembélé has still not extended with FC Barcelona. After Barça's draw against Benfica on Tuesday in the Champions League (0-0), Xavi spoke of the Frenchman's situation.
Xavi does not give up for Ousmane Dembélé. Back from injury, the Frenchman played in the Champions League on Tuesday, in the match between Barça and Benfica (0-0). The 24-year-old entered in the 66th minute in place of Yusuf Demir . Despite the disappointing result of the Blaugrana, Xavi wanted to underline the impact of Ousmane Dembélé in the game of the Catalans. In a press conference after the meeting, the Spanish technician thus shared his wish to see the winger stay in Catalonia .
“Let's see if he can renew because for me he is fundamental ”
“ It was a game-changer. It helps to have people on the wing who can move forward. He is a player who can make the difference. I spoke to him here. He is very happy and grounded. He's not 100% and he wanted to play. His attitude is spectacular. There was a risk of relapse and his commitment is surprising. You need to talk to the player. Let's see if he can renew because for me it is fundamental. When he's in the field, things happen, you've seen him. He generated a lot of things and he's a key player in the team, ”said Xavi , whose comments were reported by Mundo Deportivo.