07 Feb 2022 | 04:02 | Football
Ousmane Dembele is the name that Barca fans booed a lot, in the context that the club has just had a few rookies to replace the French player.
Barcelona won 4-2 against Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp. This result helps them overcome Atletico to take fourth place in the context that Xavi Hernandez’s teachers and students need points to win tickets to next season’s Champions League.
In the match, Xavi used rookies recruited in the winter transfer window such as Adama Traore and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. This inadvertently made Ousmane Dembele unable to play. It can be seen that Barca is preparing for a future without Dembele when the French star hesitates to extend his contract.
The failure to sign a new contract with Barca made Dembele criticized by the home team’s fans. The former Borussia Dortmund player was booed and whistled. However, Xavi himself came out to protect the student from this difficult situation. After the match, the Spanish leader shared:
“The fans take it on a 10/10 scale, their support is amazing. But I also want them to support Ousmane . I will ask them to stop booing him.”
“It was a technical decision when Dembele wasn’t playing. The idea was to let him play, but I decided to do other things because of the red card and the course of the game. In the end circumstances brought me to the points. another decision.”