Doubts over Dembele availability against Real Madrid

By Daily Sports on November 29, 2017

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Coach Ernesto Valverde doubts that Ousmane Dembele will return from his long injury lay off in time to face champions Real Madrid in the 'Clasico' at the Santiago Bernabeu on December 23.

Dembele, who joined Barca for 105 million euros ($124.70 million) from Borussia Dortmund in August as a replacement for Neymar, made only three appearances for the Liga side before rupturing his hamstring during his second start, against Getafe on September 16.

Valverde who made the statement Tuesday said the injury at the time was partly due to the 20-year-old's inexperience, required surgery, and earlier this month the specialist who carried out the operation said Dembele was recovering quicker than expected and might be able to face Real.

Valverde, however, has ruled out hurrying the player back into action. "It's hard to say it's impossible, but I think it's very difficult," Valverde told a news conference ahead of Barca's King's Cup last 32, second leg game with Real Murcia.

"It was a serious injury, he has been out for a long time and if we need to wait another week (for him to recover fully) then we will. We don't want to take any risks, especially after being without him for so long."

"It's good that he is desperate to return because it is the player that is pushing to play, but sometimes it's better to put the brakes on a player than push him, and we need to be cautious," the coach added.

•Photo shows Ousmane Dembele.

Source Daily Sports

Posted November 29, 2017

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