Ousmane Dembele needs to improve his attitude and focus on being more professional even if he does want to quit Barcelona, according to Rivaldo
Dembele, who joined Barcelona in August 2017 for 105 million euros ($119.45 million), suffered injury problems in his first year and this season has been criticised for his behaviour, including turning up late to training and events.
“Ousmane Dembele’s situation at Barcelona is upsetting because he’s already shown that he can play very well, score goals and be an important member of the team,” Rivaldo, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, told Betfair.
” He just needs to focus on being a little more professional and to stop being late for training sessions.”
“This is not the correct mentality for someone potentially trying to leave Barcelona. It’s always strange to hear that someone might want to leave a big club in this way.
If he wants to leave, he must prove his value by playing well and not missing training sessions to recover his credibility as a professional. That will generate interest from other clubs. If he doesn’t change, he is hurting himself more than the club.”