Ahead of the derby on Sunday, Xavi Hernandez faced the media this afternoon and he made a huge decision on Ousmane Dembele.
Ousmane Dembele couldn’t secure a move away from the club last month and he had to stay until the end of the season.
The Barcelona board gave Xavi Hernandez two options, either leave him out until he leaves the club or include him in his plans, in the second half of the season.
Xavi Hernandez made a decision that left the Barcelona fans talking on social media. Ousmane Dembele is set to return back to action after he failed to feature in the last game.
Ousmane Dembele was included in the squad that will face Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
Xavi Hernandez Made A Wrong Decision?
In my own opinion, Xavi Hernandez made a wise decision by including Ousmane Dembele in the squad.
If he decides to exclude him from the team, Ousmane Dembele will be out and also receiving his salary every week.
He could be training alone until his contract runs out. Ousmane Dembele will help the team a lot and he could change his mind.
The French winger still has some months left on his current contract and there’s still time to make a decision on his future. Ousmane Dembele is a huge talent and the club treated him right.
Ousmane Dembele couldn’t enjoy his career in Spain due to his injury problems, but Barcelona still wants him because he is still young and talented.
The Barcelona president claimed that he believes that other clubs are talking with Ousmane Dembele and that’s the reason why he refused to sign a new deal with the club.
The player could want a new challenge and that might be his reasons. Sources claimed that he wants to stay at the club, but Barcelona’s offer is not much.
Let’s see what happens when his contract runs out in June. He could change his mind and extend his stay at the club.
Alex Balde And Memphis Depay Has Been Ruled Out Of The Squad
Xavi Hernandez will be without the two players on Sunday. Memphis Depay has missed a lot of games after he suffered an injury in the Champions League game against Bayern Munich.
The Dutch winger has been training hard in Order to make his return this month. Memphis Depay will keep working hard and he could feature against Napoli.
Memphis Depay was included in the Europa League squad and he will like to make his return before the big game.
Alex Balde is also a huge talent and he was promoted to the first team under Ronald Koeman. The Dutch manager gave him the chance and he makes use of the opportunity.
The Barcelona youngster is now a first team player, but he could still play for the Barcelona team B. Xavi Hernandez confirmed today that he is injured.
He will not be available and he was not included in the squad that will face Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
The Spanish manager stated that “Alex Balde will be out for more than a month, which is a shame”.
Barcelona will not be expecting him anytime soon and that’s very bad. The defender is very young and he has a long way to go.
The Europa League tournament will kick-off this month and we’ll not be seeing him in action.
Clement Lenglet is currently out, but the manager already has his replacement. The French defender will be out for some weeks.
The Barcelona Squad That Will Face Atletico Madrid
Goalkeepers: Andrew Marc Ter Stegen, Neto and Tenas.
Defenders: Ronald Araujo, Gerrard Pique, Sergino Dest, Dani Alves, Jordi Alba and Oscar Mingueza.
Midfielders: Gavi, Nico Gonzalez, Pedri, Sergio, Frankie De Jong and Puig.
Forwards: Ousmane Dembele, Adama Traore, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres, Jutgla, Braithwaite, ABDE and Luuk De Jong.
I believe that these players are enough to challenge Atletico Madrid tomorrow. Barcelona has what it takes to defeat Atletico Madrid.
The last two new arrivals will be looking forward to make their Barcelona debut at the Came Nou tomorrow.
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