Next trouble: Dembele fires Barca cook
Munich and Barcelona – Ousmane Dembele just can’t get in shape at FC Barcelona. Now the Ex-BVB-Star apparently provides the next excitement outside the square.
Next fuss about Ousmane Dembele: The former professional of Borussia Dortmund has apparently dismissed his private chef from FC Barcelona. This is reported by the Spanish sports newspaper AS.
Barca had sent Dembele the cook last month to improve his diet and reduce the risk of injury.
In his first months after leaving Dortmund, Dembele had mainly fed on fast food and had to watch from the stands for a long time because of a muscular injury.
The cook was supposed to prepare healthier food for him and make him fitter, but Dembele was not satisfied with his work, according to the report.
The first quarrel arose when the cook denied the 20-year-old the purchase of a butane gas bottle for barbecue evenings.
That’s why Dembele is said to have hired his own chef, who fulfils his wishes and a physiotherapist who works with him on his fitness.
The left foot has only been used for Barca ten times in the season so far – only four of them from the beginning. At the Catalan Supercup, a test match against Espanyol Barcelona on Wednesday, he was in the starting eleventh, but could not convince as so often.
The AS wrote a “renewed Dembele fiasco”after the Spanish leaders’ 4-2 win in the penalty shoot-out, while the Mundo Deportivo classified the Frenchman’s appearance as “strived for but not very effective”.
Barca coach Ernesto Valverde defended the 105 million man:”Dembele was good. I liked his approach, he looked for many one-on-one situations and participated in the game. He must now apply this to the championship games.”
The rumors about Demble’s alleged change of chefs were spread by Valverde:”All my players are professional next to the course and work with professional, trustworthy staff.”
And he stressed,”We’re sure Dembele will help us.”
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