20 Nov 2018
Be more professional: Suarez warns Barcelona youngster Dembele
Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is currently with his national team, Uruguay, which will be facing France in an international friendly tomorrow at 1:30 AM.
Before the match, Suarez was found holding critical views regarding his Barcelona team-mate Dembele.
Suarez believes the 21-year needs to be more focused on his game and should up his professionalism.
Read on for more details.
What were Suarez's comments regarding Dembele?
Suarez dismissed claims that Dembele has failed to adjust in Spain, stating that Dembele shares a great relationship with his team-mates.
The Uruguayan striker opined that there are many exceptional players in Barcelona from whom the youngster can learn professionalism.
"Football is a privilege for every player, and I think he needs to focus more and be more serious on some points", said Suarez.
Dembele could not find his mojo last season
The French star had a tough time settling in at the Camp Nou in his first season.
Dembele suffered a hamstring injury in September 2017 that saw him remain out of action till January.
Except for some flashes of brilliance, Dembele failed to impress Barca management.
Notably, he was only given 5 minutes of game time during the UCL quarter-final against Roma.
Dembele's discipline being an issue?
Dembele reportedly failed to arrive for training one day because he pulled a one-nighter with his friends playing video games.
Speculations stated that he was omitted from Barcelona's squad in their match against Real Betis as a punishment.
However, his agent Sissoko stated that such was not the case, and Dembele being called to the French squad is proof of his quality.
Dembele is a spectacular talent
Since the start of 2018-19 season, Dembele has started showing why Barcelona were not wrong to pay that such big an amount (€145 million) for him.
His Spanish Super Cup goal against Sevilla was the crucial moment from where Dembele started picking up form, this term.
He needs to listen to senior players and develop himself as a dependable professional for the team.