Asked about a possible return of Ousmane Dembélé against Real Madrid, Ronald Koeman was cautious.
Present this Saturday at a press conference before facing the Valencia CF, this Sunday 9 p.m., the Dutch technician wanted to take stock of the situation by Ousmane Dembélé. Absent for a long time because of many physical concerns, the tricolor world champion has not played any match under the jersey of the Barça since the start of the season.
« Dembélé works hard to be with the group, said the Catalan coach. He still needs a little time. He needs it for things to improve and for him to play again. Against Real Madrid, I don’t know if he will be there. It is only in a week (October 24 in La Liga, editor’s note). I can’t say when he’ll be back. We have to wait. »
Still not having reached an agreement with the Catalan formation on the subject of a contract extension, the former right winger from Stade Rennais is in the sights of several European leaders including Liverpool. Asked to give his opinion on the contractual situation of his player, Ronald Koeman said: ” It’s a club affair ».