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It’s virtually impossible, players usually leave – Thierry Henry commends Barcelona star

Former Barcelona striker, Thierry Henry, has hailed winger Ousmane Dembele for his impact this season at Camp Nou.

Dembele’s future with the Catalan club was a major doubt towards the end of last season.

His contract with the Blaugrana was up in the summer, and fans targeted him for his underwhelming performances.

Dembele, however, signed a new two-year contract extension on a reduced salary.

Ever since the start of the 2022/23 campaign, Dembele has thrived in attack alongside new signing Robert Lewandowski.

Speaking on CBS Sports (via HITC), Henry said, “It’s really tough to turn the crowd around at the Camp Nou. It is virtually impossible. Guys usually leave. What Dembele is doing, at the moment, he can assist. Pick the ball up with his right, and now with his left. Head up, whilst you’re looking at the defender, keep your head up.”

Henry added: “Can he defend? Yes, he can defend. Then Ansu Fati gets the ball and he scores (against Real Sociedad last month). Then again, he is toying with people. He has that in abundance, left or right footed, he does not even know himself – it is very difficult to deal with him. He has been magnificent. To be able to turn the crowd around at the Camp Nou isn’t an easy one.”

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