Artificial Intelligence proves and denies Dembélé right

The day that Ousmane Dembélé can complete a hundred games in LaLiga (it has cost him five years because he has only played 99 games out of a possible 184 and has barely added 35.9% of the possible minutes as Sport breaks down this Saturday), and that it is still pending its renewal, about which there could be news next week, Artificial Intelligence gives and takes away the reason for his football. A good metaphor for the contradictions of his football.

According to the AI ​​tool, Dembélé is the player with the most impact in LaLiga in terms of game constructiona facet that measures success and failure of total passes, set pieces, crosses from the wing, driving and second plays… Dembélé generates a value per game of 0.42, which improves Vinicius’ numbers (0.30), Kroos (0.25), Muniain (0.24…). According to the AI, Dembélé generates a goal for Barça every 214 minutes. Without However, the AI ​​penalizes your numbers in terms of completion. Its value in that parameter is -0.06. According to the tool, he should have scored at least 1.5 more goals.

Photo by Ousmane Dembele

The conclusion is clear. Dembélé produces a lot but finishes little. He creates, and destroys what he himself generates, at the same time. The values ​​confirm that he is capable of doing many things but finishing few. That, after five years at Barça, penalizes him. The Frenchman has had an evolution in terms of decision-making. However, he still hasn’t climbed the last step, the one that would really make him a decisive player who could hang the crack label. As long as he doesn’t finish what he produces anymore, he won’t finish the maturation process of it.