Ousmane Dembele: Barcelona frustrated with young forward after he failed to show up for Medical examination on Saturday after their match with Athletic Club in the La Liga.
Barcelona’s La Liga campaign has started in the worst possible manner. They are already missing Lionel Messi, who is out with a long-term calf strain. Apart from beign beaten 0-1 by Athletic Club, the Spanish Champions now have two more causalities in Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.
Luis Suarez limped off in the first half of their clash against Athletic last Friday. On Monday, they announced that Ousmane Dembele has been diagnosed with a strain to his left hamstring. He will miss the next five weeks with the injury.
FC Barcelona player @Dembouz has been diagnosed with a strain to his left hamstring, and is set to miss the next five weeks with the injury
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 19, 2019
Barcelona angered by Ousmane Dembele
Dembele’s announcement would have come earlier. However much to Barcelona’s chagrin, the French forward did not arrive for his medical on the stated date. Spanish Outlet Marca have reported that the club medics had set an appointment for Saturday morning to perform tests to understand the extent of his injury. However, the 22-year old never showed up. Instead he arrived two days later on Monday morning.
Barca 'furious' with crocked Ousmane Dembele after he failed to show for medical to learn the extent of injury that has left them in crisis
This guy is a Virus with his attitude it will be hard for him to become a significant figure in the sport.#TransferTalk #Barcelona #LaLiga pic.twitter.com/ta9MlWpW8N
— MARK 'Dsoulja OTABOR (@MarkOtabor) August 20, 2019
This has caused the club, right through from medical staff to directors and even his own teammates, to be furious with the lack of a reaction from the player. Dembele played the entire 90 minutes on Friday but his discomfort in doing so was visible to all. Barcelona would have expected for more accountability from the player over his own fitness. They are appalled at the players attitude.
By the time Ousmane Dembélé returns from his current injury, he will have missed 263 days and 44 games due to injury during his time at Barcelona.
— Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) August 19, 2019
Dembele committed a similar disciplinary offense last season when he missed training after oversleeping. The reason he stayed up late was because he spent the night playing Fortnite! It was hoped that he had learned his lesson. However, as is evident, he clearly hasn’t. It remains to be seen if the club take any disciplinary action.
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