The 'Martian' Dembélé also did not take off in Getafe, the stadium where he became earthy as soon as he arrived in Spain (2017) with that terrible injury from giving a heel that advanced the history of injuries that was to come. 325 days later, Koeman gave the French winger the pink starting jersey, but he threw it away again. Because Dembélé's biggest problem is no longer in injuries, not even in attitude, so criticized at times for appearing on her planet. In Getafe, he even threw himself on top of Soto Grado after Nyom's impact on Messi's face. His real headache is his inability to choose well on the lawn.
At the Coliseum, he was a losing ball machine. Only in the first half he lost 14, for a total of 16. And that 'only' played 62 minutes. He also missed seven passes. He was not the worst on the team because Dest lost 23 balls and missed 11 passes. The left was an uncontrolled band at Barça.
Dembélé has all the conditions to make the move of his life in every action. The problem is that, except for that action from Tottenham and some pecks in the Classics (he has it a week away), there is almost always an inappropriate last touch. Some ball drills are inappropriate for a player of his price. Dembélé always seems to get out of control as the action progresses. A pity, because he is a footballer with the necessary qualities to make a difference.
After having refused to leave at the last minute for Manchester United, Koeman decided to take advantage of the fatigue of the internationals (he has stopped going with France) to put him in the eleven in Getafe. And Dembélé tried. But he really only made danger in a couple of actions in the open field. In the rest, he got lost in absurd dribbles in the middle of blue shirts. If Dembélé wants to have a role in this Barça, every day it is more evident that the only possible one is that of revulsive. The Dembélé capable of bursting games like crazy, in open spaces. A specialist. Although sometimes one looks back and remembers, how on an open field, and almost at an empty goal, he sent Messi's last memorable night into limbo with that rude ruling against Liverpool that has brought so much and so much storm in Barça.