Ousmane Dembele has been injured again, and Barcelona should have brought in a new striker to deal with the problem. Moreover, previously there was Luis Suarez who was also certain to pull over for a long time due to injury. However, coach Quique Setien seems pessimistic about new players.
In fact, the young French winger is scheduled to return from his previous injury in the near future. Dembele was injured since last October 2019, he is scheduled to return in early February. Unfortunately, on his first training session Monday yesterday (03/02), ex-Dortmund actually returned to injury.
Dembele felt discomfort in his left leg muscles during the training session, so he had to pull over to get further treatment. Of course this is very disappointing for the player, who has not had time to play his comeback match.
Regarding the new injury, the Barcelona later confirmed that it is likely that Dembele will be absent until the end of this season. Supposedly, the club brought in new players considering their situation has been difficult since the injury of Luis Suarez some time ago.
However, manager Quique Setien seems pessimistic that his club will bring in a brand-new player in the near future.
“There are several things that will be discussed first. We will see what the diagnosis of Dembele’s injury is, how long he will be pulled over. After we know and have all the info, we will make a decision.
Of course I’m happy if Dembele returns and helps this team. Therefore, this is a very unfortunate situation, but I always have problems in my career and what I always try to do is find solutions, “Setien was quoted as saying by Goal International.
With Ousmane Dembele’s injury, Barcelona only has a few names left on the front lines. Among others, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Ansu Fati. Clearly, the remaining number of players is not ideal for the new coach Quique Setien.
Moreover, the club is also in a difficult period. They lost the top of the table, and recently captain Lionel Messi was rumored to be leaving following a conflict with sporting director Eric Abidal. Barcelona can repatriate Philippe coutinho as a temporary solution.
The Brazilian is currently on loan with Bayern Munich since the start of the season.