Deschamps always said he would wait to recover to his best version and has featured in all the games, three as a starter, adding two assists.
‘Mosquito’ maintains the ascending line shown at Barca throughout Qatar season
Ousmane Dembele had a pending account with the France team. There was a time Didier Deschamps stopped eating ‘mosquitoes’ as injuries prevented him from adding more caps, but the French coach always had faith in him and said he would play his best version when he recovered. Will be there. The ‘Dembouz’ has done so in recent months with Barca and has not missed his promise at the World Cup.
Dembele entered the ‘Blue’ squad for the World Cup when From June 2021 he had entered only once and to play 11 minutes. It was on 22 September in a 2–0 win over Austria in the Nations League.
title from start
So in theory he was not going to be a starter, but injuries and his good moment in the French team forced him out of the very first game, a 4–1 win against Australia. ‘Dembouge’ contributed with a cross for Kylian Mbappé’s header, which meant a third for France.
He returned to repeat in the eleven against Denmark and repeated a remarkable performance. Dembele, like many of his teammates, was a substitute in the defeat against Tunisia, in which the French were already classified, and entered the final leg to replace Guendouzy and play 11 minutes.
In the round of 16, he reappeared on Deschamps’ board to defeat Lewandowski’s Poland (3–1). Dembele again gave a goal to Mbappe on the tray, this time against. Therefore, it is a fixture in the attacking trident, always on the right wing, as the left is for Kylian. Olivier Giroud completes the offensive trident in the ‘9’ position and Antoine Griezmann is also claiming the back. France scares.
Xavi Hernandez recovered her cause
A fair share of the credit for Ousmane Dembele’s ‘rebirth’ must be given to Xavi Hernandez, who always defended him and lined up for the French winger’s renewal when it seemed impossible.
His numbers in Barcelona before arriving at the World Cup say it all. He has played all games this season (20 in total, 14 in the league and 6 in the Champions League) with a balance of five goals and seven assists. It has not stopped in the World Cup, on the contrary, it continues to accelerate.