Ousmane Dembélé gave an interview to RMC in which he reviewed everything that has happened to him in recent seasons and the improvement he has experienced since Xavi Hernández sat on the Barça bench.
“I had to work to be able to play and perform. I wanted to be healthy, to be healthy to be able to play and then to be able to perform better little by little.
My lifestyle in my first years at Barça? I was young like everyone else. But I managed to get out of this situation. However, not everything is as people imagined. From 2017 to 2021 I have wasted my time enormously. I’ve wasted five years of my life
“I had a lot of hamstring injuries. If you don’t work, you’ll stagnate. You’re going to hurt yourself, if you don’t get stronger, they told me. With Koeman and Xavi, it got better. Since then, I haven’t had any injuries. Fingers crossed, We keep working. I’m fine, I feel good at Barcelona, I have the trust of the whole team, the whole club and I’m happy. Now everyone talks about football, it’s better”.
“With Xavi’s confidence, I was forced to stay. I really want Barça to win the Champions League again. It’s been seven years since the club won it.
“I remember a meeting between Xavi and me in the month of December. I told him that I was going to sign my contract.”
Personally, my goal is to win the Champions League with Barcelona. That Barcelona recover the Champions League, it’s been seven years since they won it. Win titles: La Liga, the Champions League, that’s the most important thing.