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There are a few different Barcelona players who could take the blame for their humiliating loss to PSG tonight, but it is the whole team that is fighting, so it would be unfair to single out anyone.
They didn’t look like they believed they would score when they pushed forward and were wide open at the back when the Parisians broke up, but that had to happen in the final 20 minutes as they pushed back into play.
Kylian Mbappé was unplayable and you have to feel sorry for Sergino Dest, who used to be left alone to deal with him when he advanced, so you have to take into account the lack of defensive coverage.
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Ousmane Dembele was often caught high up in the field and he wasn’t exactly flustered to come back and help his man every time, while also missing a great opportunity in the first half that could have put Barcelona in control.
It still has its moments, but it doesn’t seem like someone Barça can trust at the moment, so you have to wonder if they will sell it as part of the inevitable rebuilding of the summer.
Fans are understandably furious after tonight’s result and are on the hunt for scapegoats, and Dembele isn’t getting much praise for his performance tonight:
Sell Dembélé and Lenglet. How did they become soccer players?
– The Flea (@ Cule_Cul2_B) February 16, 2021
It would be a stupid move to renew Dembele’s contract…. or we renew and sell immediately
-? (@dr_ishmex) February 16, 2021
Dembélé> Mbappé Town. I haven’t forgotten those clowns
– HendrixWithNoGuitar (@Har_kym_) February 16, 2021
Do you still think that Dembélé is better than Mbappé? ????
– Naszri. (@sufy_nasir) February 16, 2021
Sell Dembele man he just ain’t serious he’s playing football like playing pes loll … too much hype about him loll plus sell Griezman too n get halland
– jojo (@ SolomziSmile2) February 16, 2021
sell Dembele ASAP
– Ghost. (@LekanA__) February 16, 2021
I finished with Dembelé. Looking ahead to this season I considered it his last chance and well, it is too erratic, too many basic mistakes at this level and the final product is also missing. It would definitely sell at the end of the season.
– tMe (@archtme) February 16, 2021