Ousmane Dembele is determined to get back to action in time for this year’s ‘El Clasico’.
The French forward has set himself the very ambitious goal of returning to the pitch for the Real Madrid – Barcelona match scheduled on the 23rd of December. Dembele would like to at least be on the bench for the derby, if not to start it.
The ex-Borussia Dortmund forward suffered a serious injury during his La Liga debut as a starting player for Barcelona, in the match against Getafe, in September. Initially, the medical team ruled him out for the rest of the year, but the young forward has big chances of returning before the end of the year.
Dembele cannot hit the ball yet, but it’s just a matter of days until the player will return to individual training sessions. At the moment, he is working on the physical recovery and has impressed the medical staff of Barcelona with his ambition.
Sport.es wrote about the player’s recovery: “The people working with Dembele towards his return are impressed with the player’s attitude and positive mentality, a very important aspect when going through a recovery period”.
Barcelona paid €105m for the transfer of Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund. The transfer deal also includes another €45m in different bonuses. The French forward is seen as the perfect replacement for Neymar, who left Barcelona for PSG this summer, in a world record deal of €222m.