Cyrille de La Morinerie (special envoy to Qatar), edited by Gauthier Delomez
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08:11, November 26, 2022
Ousmane Dembélé is one of the in-form attackers on whom Didier Deschamps is counting a lot for the World Cup in Qatar. Author of a first successful entry performance on Tuesday evening against Australia (4-1), the Barcelonian could well repeat such a performance this Saturday, for France-Denmark.
And if it was him, the real star of the France team of Didier Deschamps? Ousmane Dembélé showed the extent of his talent at the opening of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar against Australia (4-1), where he notably scored an assist for Kylian Mbappé on the third French goal . The Barcelona striker first has the phenomenal speed of his friend in the tricolor attack, unreadable dribbling and anthology goals at his feet.
At 25, the 25-year-old former Rennais ignites commentators around the world. But behind this talented and joking footballer hides a fragile young man. Europe 1 zooms in on number 11 of the Blues, before the France-Denmark match to follow live and in full on Europe 1 and europe1.fr.
“This World Cup is one of my priorities”
After a sensational debut at Stade Rennais and Borussia Dortmund, in Germany, Ousmane Dembélé went on strike to obtain his transfer to FC Barcelona, and ended up obtaining it in 2017. First alongside Lionel Messi, the Frenchman disappointed and multiplied injuries due to unhealthy lifestyle.
This 2022-2023 season is that of redemption. Scorer and passer in Catalonia, Ousmane Dembélé finds the France team with great ambitions. “A lot of things were said everywhere,” concedes the player at a press conference. “We are coming to 2022, a little more mature. At 25 now, this World Cup is one of my priorities. I want to continue to work, to work to be able to make a big World Cup”, supports the one who had participated in the Russian epic and to the title of world champion in 2018.
Four years after missing his first match in Russia against Australia, the Barcelonan made up for it on Tuesday night against the same opponent. Ousmane Dembélé now wants to make an impression in Qatar.