In this 2020, Ousmane Dembélé had not yet started. Since his medical discharge two months ago, his participation had been rather testimonial. Specifically this season with Ronald Koeman, he had only played twenty minutes against Villarreal. Nothing else.
The Dutch coach has decided to take a step forward and give him a new opportunity. A great gift, without a doubt, because we are talking about his first ownership of 2020. In fact, more than ten months have passed to see the last time that Dembélé appeared in the eleven of gala. Specifically, it was on November 27, 2019, in a Champions League match, against Borussia Dortmund. A meeting of unfortunate memory for the French winger. And it is that Ousmante had to withdraw from the field, visibly affected, in the 25th minute, after verifying that it had broken again. Since that fateful day, his life has been an ordeal of problems and relapses, including an operating room.
Dembélé replaces Ansu Fati, who Koeman has decided to give him rest, with the challenge of silencing the critics, They accuse him of being a very irregular player and that it is difficult for him to submit to the coach's slate.
The Frenchman, in any case, today has the chance to show the coach against Getafe that the decision to stay was not a mistake. And it is that Koeman opened the doors for him this summer to force the arrival of Memphis Depay, but the Frenchman's refusal to leave the club ended up frustrating the operation.
Now it is in the hands of Dembélé the possibility of showing that he has a place in this Barça. He better than anyone knows that opportunities are rare in this club and if he misses it tonight, he will hardly have another one.