Rivaldo: "Dembélé has no right to ask for his continuity"

The ex-Brazilian player, forceful with the French: "He keeps getting injured, he is late to train ... He has done nothing to return the investment to the club."


Rivaldo, Barcelona legend and Betfair ambassador, harshly criticized the attitude of Ousmane Dembélé, attacker for the Blaugranas, for having refused to leave the Camp Nou in the last transfer window. “Dembélé continues to injure himself, arriving late for training… he should be much more responsible. If he did his job, if he were playing regularly, he would have every right in the world to stay at Barcelona, but that is not the case. Dembélé has done nothing to give back to the club the enormous effort they made with his signing, "analyzed Rivaldo.

“The situation - he continued - is complicated for Barcelona, because they spent a lot to bring him. But we have not yet seen a trace of what he taught at Borussia Dortmund. He seems to me an extraordinary player with magnificent conditions, but as he continues on this path, his contract will end without having shown anything at all. We will see if he gives Koeman arguments to be important, but it does not depend on the coach or the club, but on the commitment Dembélé wants to have ”, insisted Rivaldo.

Greater effort to sign a '9' Barcelona finally did not incorporate any center forward after the departure of Luis Suárez, something that Rivaldo believes is the responsibility of the club. "Barcelona should have tried harder to sign a new striker to replace Suárez, especially since they have let out a footballer who continues to be extraordinary and who clearly had the conditions to remain important," defended the Betfair ambassador.

Rivaldo, winner of the Ballon d'Or in 1999, believes that, without Suárez, Barcelona will have a hard time in Europe and in major games. "I'm sure that in many league games Barcelona gives plenty, because they continue to have a great team far ahead of the rest of the teams in the competition. But he is going to be missed a lot in the Champions League or in those very tough matches against Real Madrid, Atlético, Sevilla ... But now it is too late to regret it, because the market is closed, "he added to his analysis.

A change of president Rivaldo believes that the entire situation of instability that surrounds FC Barcelona through the figure of its president does not favor the Catalans, especially the team. That is why the Betfair ambassador advocates that the solution, whatever it may be, is given as soon as possible.

“If the solution is a change of president, let it be as soon as possible. Because all this matter of the elections, the motion of censure ... all that does not help the team to find peace of mind. I know that it is not an easy matter to solve, but that whatever has to happen, that happens right now ”, he was emphatic.

Despite all that external noise, Rivaldo applauds the work of the new Barça coach. “With Koeman it is clear that Barcelona is improving and advancing. The problem it has is that there are still many institutional problems to solve. It is crucial to settle them right now so that we stop talking about the controversies and the focus is on the quality of its staff or on the achievement of titles ", he valued.

"Sergio Ramos is one of the best in history" Finally, Rivaldo applauded the records that Sergio Ramos is setting, a Real Madrid center-back who yesterday became the player with the most minutes in the history of the Spanish National Team. “Ramos's performance is spectacular. That a player has added 173 caps and will surely become the player with the most calls in history only shows his commitment and quality. I don't know if he is the best center back of all time, but Sergio Ramos is one of the best. That's for sure ", complimented Rivaldo.

The Betfair ambassador also applauded Luis Enrique's gesture of not using Ansu Fati and, thus, reserving him for Spain's commitments in the Europa Nations League. "That shows that Ansu is a very important player for Spain and that the coach is taking care of him for the important games and so that he continues to grow. Ansu will be one of the next references in Spain, I'm sure. A regular headline, as he is already being at Barcelona ”, concluded his reflections Rivaldo.

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