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Despite His Injury Woes Ronald Koeman Provides Ousmane Dembele A Chance At Barcelona

Ronald Koeman has expressed his dissatisfaction with the loss of Ousmane Dembele to a major knee injury, believing the Frenchman is irreplaceable in Barcelona’s attack.
Dembele suffered significant knee injuries while playing for France against Hungary at Euro 2020, having come off the bench minutes before.
Dembele underwent surgery in Finland under the direction of Dr.
Lasse Lempainen and the medical team in Barcelona
Ousmane Dembele is out for four months after suffering a major knee injury at Euro 2020. Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman is frustrated because Dembele provides a ‘different’ option. The French winger will not return until October, which is a huge setback for Koeman as he attempts to spark a LaLiga title bid.
‘He was quite helpful to us last year.’
According to Spanish daily Marca, Koeman commented, “He is something distinct from what we have.”
‘I am extremely disappointed with his injury.’
In addition, his contract position is problematic.
Dembele’s biceps femoris muscle in his right knee had been torn, and he was expected to return soon.’
He is unlikely to return to the club before the end of October, which will keep him out of action for the first seven weeks of the new season.
Dembele’s injuries have become all too often, as he has missed a total of 86 games for Barcelona since joining the club in 2017.
Dembele (right) had a promising season with Barcelona in 2020-21. With Dembele’s contract expiring at the end of the season, Barcelona had looked at selling him, with sources in Spain claiming Manchester United were interested back in March.
But after Dembele started his career at the Nou Camp by playing 44 games for Koeman’s club in the 2020-21 season, scoring 11 goals, the Dutchman has offered him a lifeline.
It was a significant improvement from the previous season, when he only appeared in nine games and scored one goal.
Dembele joined Barcelona for PS124 million from Borussia Dortmund in 2017, and a lot was expected of him when he was paired with Lionel Messi.
Health has slowed his growth, but after a much-improved season last time out, Koeman understands the significance he brings to the team, and he’ll have to figure out how to survive without him for the first half of the season.

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