Bayern president praises Dortmun’s determination on Dembélé case

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BVB are standing their ground in the face of Barcelona’s interest in Ousmane Dembélé.

Bayern Munich president has hailed Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund for the way they have handled the situation around the 20-year-old forward. Dembélé recently skipped Borussia’s training without notifying the club amid Barca rumours. Ever since Dortmund not only fined him, but also suspended him indefinitely.

Speaking on Sky TV, Uli Hoeneß said:

“If a player does not show up at a training session, that is only his responsibility,

“You should not treat players like gods, if they do not behave like gods.

“Borussia Dortmund acted very cleverly and calmly in this situation.

“If you are a big club, which Borussia Dortmund is, you have to show strength from time to time: ‘Either we get what we want, or the player has to stay’.

“[The] 31st of August will arrive soon and until then they can let him train on another pitch.

“And if he does not move, he will give full throttle from September 1st on, since he does not want his value to decrease.”